Senator Perdue “Under Fire” After He “Intentionally Flubbed” Senator Harris’ Name at Trump Rally – Democratic Party of Georgia

October 17, 2020


Reports say Perdue “nearly overshadowed” Trump’s entire visit to GA as he tries to save his and Perdue’s campaigns

ATLANTA — Senator Perdue is in hot water for yet another bigoted remark after making a “cheap, racist joke”[1] at yesterday’s Macon, GA rally for President Trump by “derisively mispronouncing”[2] Senator Kamala Harris’ name in an attempt to echo Trump’s divisive rhetoric to score political cheers as he desperately tries to save his losing reelection bid.  

Read more coverage on Senator Perdue’s bigoted remark amid his losing campaign:

AJC: Perdue purposely flubs Kamala Harris’ name, drawing sharp criticism[3]

  • U.S. Sen. David Perdue intentionally flubbed the name of Joe Biden’s running-mate Kamala Harris at a rally Friday for President Donald Trump in Macon, drawing immediate criticism from his Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff and others who called it a “racist tactic.”
  •  “…Perdue dramatically struggled with Harris’ name, to the delight of the crowd. “Kamala? Kamala? Kamala-mala-mala? I don’t know. Whatever.” Harris and Perdue have served together in the U.S. Senate since 2017, including as members of the Senate Budget Committee.”

WATCH Good Morning America: “The battle for the White House has already shaped up to be a bitter and ugly fight. Senator David Perdue under fire for these comments he made about his colleague and Biden’s running mate Senator Kamala Harris at the President’s rally in Georgia….Harris’ spokesperson firing back, calling the remarks, ‘incredibly racist.’” [4]

WATCH: FOX5 Atlanta: “The Presidential visit was nearly overshadowed by remarks made by Georgia senator David Perdue.”[5]

WATCH: WFXL Albany: “Georgia Senator David Perdue is facing major backlash after purposely mispronouncing Senate colleague Kamala Harris’ name. It happened earlier ahead of President Trump’s rally in Macon tonight.”[6]

WATCH: CNN: GOP Senator deliberately mispronounces Harris’ name at Trump rally: “This breakthrough, what happened in terms of what Trump’s warmup act is – Senator Perdue, despite serving with Senator Kamala Harris for three years, thought this was something the crowd would like.” [7]

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