A Republican Senator purposely mispronounced Sen. Kamala Harris’s name, going full Trumpian in the president’s war against decency. On Friday, at Donald Trump’s MAGA rally in Macon, Georgia, Sen. David Perdue mocked Harris’s name in a demeaning and childish way while the crowd laughed. “Ka-ma-la, Ka-ma-la, Kamala-mala-mala, I don’t know, whatever,” he told the crowd of lint-licking Trump supporters.
Maybe this super-smart Republican has a problem with multisyllabic words, even though he has served in the Senate with Harris for three years now. And after November, he’ll have to learn to call her, “Madam Vice President.”
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
A backlash ensued.
Senator Perdue never would have done this to a male colleague.
Or a white colleague.
— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) October 17, 2020
This idiot, @Perduesenate is too immature to make decisions that affect our lives!
I’m a Georgian… our Representatives & Senators are dangerous! They carry @realDonaldTrump on their backs & do everything that HE wants!
— Tammy Barrett. #BLM #Resist #Vote (@tmmyb) October 17, 2020
He knows her name. There are only 100 of us.
And he thinks he can get by with this.
Georgia, show him he can’t. https://t.co/i2hdIZTMKf
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) October 17, 2020
— Alex Storch (@AlexStorch) October 17, 2020
And playing it for laughs. Wonder how that is going to work out in Georgia where the Republicans are facing an unusually tough fight. Wonder how much his Dem rival @ossoff is going to raise in 💵 off back of this https://t.co/tdEsNO17bg
— Jon Sopel (@BBCJonSopel) October 17, 2020
In the age of Trump, Americans desperately want to find some sort of decency again with our elected officials. This country has grown weary of petty insults and ravings from the president. When Trump is finished, he will drag what’s left of the GOP with him. Those that enabled this monstrous president need to be held accountable. And that includes Perdue.