Republican Senator Perdue mispronounces Kamala Harris’ name at Trump rally

“Kamala-mala-mala? Whatever”: Senator mispronounces Kamala Harris’ name at Trump rally

David Perdue (R-GA) is responding to criticism of what some have called a willfully racist move - claiming that the Georgia senator on Friday "didn't mean anything by" what looked like a purposeful mispronunciation of the first name of the senator's colleague of almost four years, Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris.

Throughout his closing remarks on the Friday rally, Senator Perdue referred to the vice-presidential candidate (who additionally represents California within the U.S. Senate) as "KAH'-mah-lah?"

According to the Quinnipiac poll, when it comes to favorability ratings, likely voters have a positive view of Ossoff 46 - 36 percent, and a mixed view of Perdue with 43 percent saying favorable and 46 percent said unfavorable.

Perdue campaign's spokesman, John Burke, said in a text message."Senator Perdue simply mispronounced Senator Harris' name, and he didn't mean anything by it".

Harris' political opponents have repeatedly mispronounced her name since she became the first Black woman on a major party ticket, a trend many Democrats say smacks of racism.

In head-to-head town halls, Biden beats Trump in audience
Trump's handling of the coronavirus - the strongest issue of his campaign. Biden, meanwhile, was campaigning in MI , where he ripped into Mr.

"Her first name is pronounced KAH'-mah-lah - or, as she explains in her biography, "'comma-la, ' like the punctuation mark". Trump and Vice President Mike Pence also incorrectly named Harris. "Years. THREE. Do better". His Democratic challenger, Jon Ossoff, tweeted out a video clip of the mangling of Harris' name, and said "We are so much better than this".

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spokesperson Helen Kalla called the response from Perdue's campaign a "trash cleanup that literally no one believes" in a Friday tweet, later noting that Perdue had served along Harris in the Senate since 2017. "And everyone knows it", Ossoff added in a later tweet. "He has made an argument against the radical socialist agenda that you and your endorsed candidate, Jon Ossoff, are promoting". Or a white colleague. Harris' name. He didn't mean anything by it, Ms.

The Georgia Democrats also slammed Perdue for making fun of Harris' name, calling it a typical tactic of Trump's "playbook".

"Perdue has proven he lacks the dignity and respect that Georgians deserve from their USA senator, and he should instantly apologize", Kalla added. "He owes Georgians an apology for his offensive display".

Related News:



Most liked

London and Essex to go to 'Tier 2'
London residents will be banned from socializing or conducting activities with other households indoors regardless of setting. Britain's health secretary has shifted London into the second-highest COVID-19 alert level amid a rise in cases.

All Blacks, Wallabies make changes for 2nd Bledisloe test
These were the details of the news Wallabies make changes for the second Bledisloe Cup Test against New. for this day. Henry said it was "too early" to say whether Foster was up to the job.

Gary Lineker responds to Liverpool FC's 2-2 draw at Everton
Everton's Brazilian forward Richarlison was sent off in the 90th minute after a wild challenge on Thiago Alcantara. Everton then drew level in the 19th minute when Michael Keane headed home an equaliser for the home side.

WestJet cutting more than 100 weekly flights
John's to determine how employees will be affected by a reduction in services in those communities. Bell adds WestJet will continue to evaluate operations in Halifax and St.

PM Ardern vows to quit if she loses NZ election
Hayward said Ardern was a naturally conservative and cautious leader who tended towards incremental reform. The poll numbers translate to 59 seats for Labor, 40 for National, 11 for the Greens and 10 for ACT.

Australian borders open to travellers from New Zealand
Border Force refused to comment on the matter, directing The Age and Sydney Morning Herald to state authorities. The 17 passengers arrived in Sydney yesterday on the first day of the Trans-Tasman travel bubble.

Ravalli County reporting 10 new COVID-19 cases
A total of 213 McCreary County cases are classified as not contagious, and there has been one McCreary County COVID-19 fatality. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services puts the number of total cases slightly higher, at 974 as of Thursday.

Stripe takes over Nigerian Paystack for $ 200 million
With its Acquisition, it now has the power of Stripes API and the funds to make a major push for dominance in the African Market. Paystack which already processes over 50% of online transactions in Nigeria has worked closely with Stripe for some years.

Colts Close Facility After Multiple Positive Coronavirus Tests
Williams, who won't play Sunday, did not test positive but had close contact with someone who did, according to the NFL Network. Defensive tackle Byron Cowart was the only Patriots player still on the list after testing positive on October 11.

PM felicitates Jacinda Ardern on 'impressive victory' in NZ polls
Her poll numbers shot through the roof in the aftermath of New Zealand eliminating COVID-19 from the community and stayed there. Debt is forecast to rise to 56 percent of gross domestic product from less than 20 percent before the pandemic.

Joaquin Phoenix to play Napoleon in Ridley Scott's historical drama
Joaquin Phoenix , victor of the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role for " Joker ", on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. The film is scheduled to start pre-production early next year once Scott finishes work on his upcoming Gucci murder mystery.

Roll up your sleeves, Louisiana - get your annual flu shot
Each winter, people sick with flu crowd hospitals and urgent care clinics, resources that may be strained due to COVID-19. If you can find a source for the flu shot, it is advised that you take that opportunity to receive your vaccination.

American rapper Post Malone wins big at 2020 Billboard Music Awards
He picked up nominations for top rap artist and top rap album for his 2019 release "Death Race for Love". The event, hosted by singer Kelly Clarkson , was initially scheduled to take place in April in Las Vegas.

Japan to release treated water from crippled Fukushima plant into sea
Japan's Industry Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama said no decision had been made but the government planned to take one quickly. The treated water contains tritium, a form of hydrogen that has two extra neutrons, making it weakly radioactive.

Horse race bet with William Hill
How to place a bet To place your wager/bet, all you need is to provide the appropriate information to the ticket writer. Simply you just have to pay £1horse bet and you can easily watch the live horse racing broadcast on your device.