Following President Trump’s lead, Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) warmed up a campaign rally in Macon, Georgia Friday night with what many observers condemned as an “insanely racist” attack on Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).
Perdue, who has served alongside Sen. Harris in the U.S. Senate for 1,382 days, pretended to not know how to pronounce her name during his speech to the crowd.
“Bernie and Elizabeth and Kah-mah-la or Kah-ma-la or Kamamboamamla or however you say it,” Perdue told the crowd, pretending to fumble her name.
David Perdue is just gross.
— Miryam Lipper (@MiryamLipper) October 16, 2020
The reaction online to Perdue’s speech was swift, with many condemning him as a racist.
Sen. David Perdue in a tough re-election fight just told the crowd that President Donald Trump's election was "providential" and suggested God had a hand in electing Trump as President.
— Ryan Nobles (@ryanobles) October 16, 2020
Sen. Perdue is the same POS who enlarged his opponent Jon Ossoff's nose in an anti-Semitic campaign ad. Georgia deserves better. https://t.co/yhjz4LnZmq
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) October 16, 2020
Democrat Jon Ossoff, who is running to unseat Perdue, tweeted: “My opponent, GOP Sen. David Perdue of anti-Semitic attack ad infamy, just mocked Sen. Harris’ name as ‘Kamala-mala-mala-whatever’ at a Trump rally. We are so much better than this.”
My opponent, GOP Sen. David Perdue of anti-Semitic attack ad infamy, just mocked Sen. Harris' name as "Kamala-mala-mala-whatever" at a Trump rally.
We are so much better than this. pic.twitter.com/9AvoQK4RdN
— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) October 16, 2020
Kamala's not that hard to pronounce. It's just as easy as Perdue, which is pronounced "racist." https://t.co/UcCMJ19JdC
— Hari Sevugan (@HariSevugan) October 16, 2020