The senator’s spokesman tried to downplay the words, saying he “simply mispronounced Senator Harris’ name, and he didn’t mean anything by it.”
Here is the video of Senator David Perdue mangling the pronunciation of Kamala Harris’s name. pic.twitter.com/aVJU451bDi
— Ryan Nobles (@ryanobles) October 16, 2020
Senator Perdue never would have done this to a male colleague.
Or a white colleague.
— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) October 17, 2020
At a Trump rally, Sen. Perdue was heard mocking Kamala Harris' name.@ossoff says, "This kind of vile, race-baiting trash talk is what President Trump has unleashed from sitting Republican members in the Senate."#TheReidOut pic.twitter.com/fj6q7PEZWC
— The ReidOut (@thereidout) October 16, 2020
Every kid with an ethnic name knows what it's like to be teased because of their name. But we expect better of a U.S. senator.
Sen. Perdue, you won't have to worry about this after Jan. 20, 2021. She'll be "Madam Vice President" to you. https://t.co/AWTSl6JMLf
— Chris Lu (@ChrisLu44) October 17, 2020
Well that is incredibly racist.
— Sabrina Singh (@sabrinasingh24) October 16, 2020
— John Burke (@JBurkeNation) October 16, 2020