A Ga Republican mocked fellow Sen. Kamala Harris’ name as “Kamala-mala-mala … whatever” at a campaign rally in Macon — and within just the hour, his Democrat opponent was on Twitter and cable Tv contacting him racist.
Sen. David Perdue, who has been in the senate with Harris for 3 years, says as a result of a spokesman that he “didn’t mean something by it” when he mispronounced his colleague’s title.
Perdue was on stage in advance of rally headliner President Trump Friday night when he manufactured this reference to Harris, the Democratic prospect for vice president:
“Kamala? Kamala? Kamala-mala-mala? I don’t know. Regardless of what.”
But his opponent in a tight race for Perdue’s seat, Jon Ossoff, promptly tweeted a video clip of Purdue’s diss.
“Senator Purdue never ever would have performed this to a male colleague,” he stated in the tweet.
“Or a white colleague. And every person understands it.”
An hour experienced not handed in advance of Ossoff was on MSNBC condemning Purdue’s “race-baiting.”
“This sort of vile, race-baiting trash discuss is what President Trump has unleashed from sitting Republican associates in the Senate,” he instructed the cable network’s Pleasure Reid.
Nationwide Journal reporter Josh Kraushaar was brief to point out the timing.
“Talk about swift response,” he tweeted. “The similar hour Sen. Perdue mangles Kamala Harris’ name, Jon Ossoff goes on MSNBC to go on the attack.”
In response, @dfinney16 tweeted a video clip of Harris’ managing mate, Joe Biden.
“Has absolutely everyone forgotten that Biden could not pronounce it both?” he wrote above a link to the clip.