Republican Senator Perdue appears to mock Kamala Harris’ name at Trump rally

Grant Boone
October 18, 2020

David Perdue is drawing outrage after appearing to mock Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris' name while warming up the crowd ahead of a rally for President Donald Trump speech on Friday night.

Trump frequently attacks Harris - the first Black and Indian-American woman to be nominated to join a major party ticket - calling her a "monster" and referring to her by her first name.

Chair of Georgia's Democratic Party, Nikema Williams went a step further when she suggested that Perdue owed voters in the state an apology for what she also contended was a deliberate mispronunciation of the Democratic vice presidential nominee's name.

Mr. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are among the top Republicans who have repeatedly mispronounced it.

Harris' spokesperson, Sabrina Singh, responded to Perdue's remark in a tweet: "Well that is incredibly racist".

By Saturday, scores of people of colour in the United States - particularly Indian Americans - had taken to Twitter, condemning Perdue's remark. with the hashtag #MyNameIs. Vote him out." In a second tweet, she wrote, "He has been her Senate colleague for over 3 years. 3.

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Casey Black, a spokesperson for Mr. Harris' name as "Kamala-mala-mala-whatever" at a Trump rally.

Fox News' Tucker Carlson - who on his Friday show appeared to question the necessity of disavowing white supremacy - snapped at a guest when he was corrected for mispronouncing Harris' name shortly after Biden revealed the California senator as his running mate claiming he had done so "unintentionally".

In a statement, John Burke, Perdue's campaign communications director said that Perdue simply mispronounced Sen.

Burke continued, "He was making an argument against the radical socialist agenda that she and her endorsed candidate, Jon Ossoff are pushing, which includes the Green New Deal, Medicare-for-all, raising taxes, and holding up COVID relief for the people of Georgia".

Currently, the RealClearPolitics average of recent polling data has suggested Perdue is locked in a dead heat battle against Democratic opponent and investigative journalist Jon Ossoff. Perdue in November, tweeted that his opponent mocked Sen. I'll keep it simple: If you can pronounce "former Senator David Perdue" you can pronounce "future Vice President Kamala Harris" All of our names deserve respect. Mr. Ossoff, who staged an unsuccessful bid for Congress in a 2017 special election, also tweeted a fundraising message over video of Mr.

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