Prominent SoCal Rep joins chorus of Dianne Feinstein... Fire on Sign Hill in South San Francisco triggers... Study: 10% of those tested in this neighborhood have... SF may rename 44 schools named after Lincoln,... Video: Leader of evangelical school in Redding... CDC director warns 'small household gatherings' are... S.F. "Well that is incredibly racist," she said on Twitter. A Republican, he is a first cousin of United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, a former governor of Georgia. Perdue has served in the Senate with Harris for around three years. My names mean something important. It's part of their identity and doing so is a basic form of respect. Perdue is currently favored to win the race, according to FiveThirtyEight's election forecast. ", "Senator Perdue’s intentionally disrespectful mispronunciation of Senator Harris’s name is a bigoted and racist tactic straight from President Trump’s handbook," Democratic Party of Georgia Chairman Nikema Williams said in a statement. Warming up the crowd in Macon, Georgia, Perdue flubbed his colleague's name before going on to mock her, saying to a laughing audience, "The most insidious thing that Chuck Schumer and Joe Biden are trying to perpetuate, and Bernie [Sanders] and Elizabeth [Warren] and Kamala -- Kah-ma-la, or Kah-mah-la, or Kamala-mala-mala -- I don't know, whatever.". "Ka-MAL-a, Ka-MAL-a or Kamala, Kamala, Ka-mala, -mala, -mala, I don't know, whatever," Perdue said as the crowd in Macon, Georgia, burst into cheers and laughter before he introduced President Trump. He knows how to pronounce her name. "He was making an argument against the radical socialist agenda that she and her endorsed candidate Jon Ossoff are pushing, which includes the Green New Deal, Medicare-for-all, raising taxes, and holding up COVID relief for the people of Georgia," Burke concluded. In an appearance on MSNBC, Ossoff said, “This kind of vile, race-baiting trash talk is what President Trump has unleashed from sitting Republican members in the Senate.". *By providing your cell phone or mobile phone number you are consenting to receive calls and texts, including autodialed and automated calls and texts, to that number from Perdue For Senate. A spokeswoman for Perdue's campaign defended his remarks in a statement to CNN. It shouldn’t be on POC to shave off pieces of our culture to make life easier for white people. Perdue's communications director, John Burke, tweeted that the senator "simply mispronounced" Harris's name "and he didn't mean anything by it.". https://t.co/aiyNjgACeE, I agonized over the name to give my kid. Georgia senator David Perdue is facing backlash for mockingly mispronouncing Sen. Kamala Harris's name at a Trump campaign rally on Friday, with many calling his remarks racist. “This kind of vile, race-baiting trash talk is what President Trump has unleashed from sitting Republican members of the Senate,” Ossoff said on MSNBC that night. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. ", It's not the first time during this campaign that Perdue has been accused of discrimination against a Democrat. "He knows her name and he knows how to say it. Pronouncing names shld be a common courtesy. Trump has repeatedly, purposely and mockingly, mispronounced the California senator's first name. Vote him out and vote for @ossoff.". In an interview with MSNBC later in the evening, Ossoff said, "This kind of vile, race-baiting trash talk is what President Trump has unleashed from sitting Republican members of the Senate.". pic.twitter.com/aVJU451bDi. "Your hips are too wide" Linh, meaning spirit, soul from Sino-Vietnamese. I loved the meaning - “man of peace.” Perdue has shown he lacks the dignity and respect that Georgians deserve from their U.S. senator, and he must immediately apologize.”, “Senator Perdue’s intentionally disrespectful mispronunciation of Senator Harris’s name is a bigoted and racist tactic straight from President Trump’s handbook,” Democratic Party of Georgia Chairman Nikema Williams said in a statement. "Senator Perdue's intentionally disrespectful mispronunciation of Senator Harris's name is a bigoted and racist tactic straight from President Trump's handbook. Not even a full day after Georgia Sen. David Perdue mispronounced the name of vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris — a colleague he has served with on the Senate Budget Committee … Become a BuzzFeed News member. Perdue is currently in a tight reelection race against Democrat Jon Ossoff. Democrats in the state and nationally are demanding an immediate apology. You didn’t simply mispronounce your colleague’s name. The statement from Perdue's office dismissing the incident also drew more anger. Ask us. https://t.co/ui9YPp0Mgt, Conservatives have dismissed the pronunciation of Harris’s name in the past, too. Carlson asked. David Perdue's mispronunciation of Kamala Harris' name immediately backfires. ", Kamala is pronounced "'comma-la,' like the punctuation mark," according to the California senator. Perdue is currently favored to win the race, according to FiveThirtyEight’s election forecast. Whitmer, King: If Trump swept toss-up states, it still wouldn't be enough. A spokesperson for Perdue said, "Senator Perdue simply mispronounced Senator Harris' name, and he didn't mean anything by it," but very few seemed to believe this explanation. © 2020 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. Outdoor dining in this SF neighborhood scared me. That moment from his speech instantly went viral, and it was widely criticized on social media. Trump tries to rev up base in unlikely battleground of Georgia as polls show tight race with Biden, For Joe Biden, two face masks are better than one in the era of COVID-19. But they shouldn’t have had to do that. Perdue was criticized in June when his campaign was. “Senator David Perdue has served in the Senate alongside Vice Presidential nominee and Senator Kamala Harris since 2017,” the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee said in a … USA TODAY has reached out to the Biden/Harris campaign for an additional statement. Perdue's staff insisted the senator… Official White House Photo by Andrea HanksBy JORDYN PHELPS, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — Two weeks after secret recordings of first lady Melania Trump came to light in which she could be heard using expletive-laced language complaining about, Official White House Photo by Shealah CraigheadBy QUINN SCANLAN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — With just 18 days until Election Day, the Democratic National Committee is hitting President Donald Trump over his signature issue, the economy, with the, Official White House Photo by Shealah CraigheadBy CONOR FINNEGAN and LUIS MARTINEZ, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s top military chief and national security adviser are in open disagreement about U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. She's never been seen again. Democrat Jon Ossoff, who is running against Perdue, wrote “we are so much better than this” in sharing a clip of Perdue’s mispronouncing Harris’ name. Perdue is currently favored to win the race, according to FiveThirtyEight’s election forecast, Melania Trump strikes back at former friend who secretly recorded conversations, DNC hits Trump over the economy, job losses in first 'closing arguments' memo, In open split, Trump's top general, national security adviser clash on Afghanistan troop withdrawal, Trump's Secret Service agents required to wear masks, sources say, but often don't, Five key takeaways from Joe Biden's town hall with ABC News. It means Lotus. Esses Cookies nos permitem coletar alguns dados pessoais sobre você, como sua ID exclusiva atribuída ao seu dispositivo, endereço de IP, tipo de dispositivo e navegador, conteúdos visualizados ou outras ações realizadas usando nossos serviços, país e idioma selecionados, entre outros. "Senator David Perdue has served in the Senate alongside Vice Presidential nominee and Senator Kamala Harris since 2017," the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee said in a statement. By Saturday, many people were using the hashtag #MyNameIs in response to Perdue. Settled on a mouthful - Sulayman. David Perdue for U.S. Senate. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., speaks during a campaign rally for President Donald Trump at Middle Georgia Regional Airport, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Macon, Ga. ‘Go big or go home:’ One SF restaurant spent $70K on its... As restaurants and bars struggle to survive a now seven-month-long pandemic, an investment of... Maps show where PG&E will turn off power in Bay Area tonight. This is bad news for... 2 years ago, she left her Calif. home. 2020 election live updates: Biden bests Trump in town hall ratings, per early estimates; Hogan writes in Reagan rather than vote for Trump. Harris wrote in the preface of her 2019 memoir, "The Truths We Hold," "First, my name is pronounced 'comma-la,' like the punctuation mark. "He knows her name and he knows how to say it. Anyway that’s my diatribe for Friday. the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee said in a statement. "He knows her name and he knows how to say it. Perdue has shown he lacks the dignity and respect that Georgians deserve from their U.S. senator, and he must immediately apologize. In response, Singh said they must "do better. The race's most recent polling average from RealClearPolitics shows a tight race with Perdue at 46.0% support and Ossoff at 45.0% support, so it is certainly not in Perdue's best interest for Ossoff to receive a sudden cash infusion with just over two weeks until Election Day. Harris, the daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants, is the first Black woman and Asian person on a major party's presidential ticket. Democrat Jon Ossoff, who is running against Perdue, wrote "we are so much better than this" in sharing a clip of Perdue's mispronouncing Harris' name. 2 years ago, Karlie Lain Gusé walked out of her California home. In, SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty ImagesBy PIERRE THOMAS, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — While President Donald Trump tosses masks to supporters at his rallies, Secret Service agents protecting him at those campaign events are often not wearing them. Perdue referred to Harris as "Kamala? #MyNameIs Nusheen Ameenuddin. Harris' spokesperson Sabrina Singh called the moment "incredibly racist.

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