Ossff added: 'Senator Perdue never would have done this to a male colleague. "Vote him out and vote for @ossoff". Kamala Harris - a colleague he has served with on the Senate Budget Committee for nearly four years - Perdue's Democratic opponent Jon Ossoff raised over $1 million online after circulating the clip of Perdue speaking at a rally for President Trump's re-election Friday night.
A spokesperson for Perdue said the first-term senator "didn't mean anything by it".
"First, my name is pronounced 'comma-la, ' like the punctuation mark", she wrote in the preface.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly mispronounced the vice presidential nominee's name while conservative commentators following that lead have often claimed to do so by mistake.
Trump frequently attacks Harris - the first Black and Indian-American woman to be nominated to join a major party ticket - calling her a "monster" and referring to her by her first name. 3rd years. THREE. Do better.
Customers have been persistently tweeting their disapproval of the senator's mispronunciation of Harris' identify.
"He didn't mean anything", wrote Black.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution's headline on the incident read, "Perdue purposely flubs Kamala Harris' name, drawing sharp criticism", and CNN's chyron during a live broadcast read, "Georgia GOP Sen. 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".
While condemning programs that Democrats plan to implement, Senator George Perdue mocked the pronunciation of Harris' name. Or a white colleague.
"Senator Perdue's intentionally disrespectful mispronunciation of Senator Harris's name is a bigoted and racist tactic straight from President Trump's handbook", Nikema Williams, chair of the Georgia Democratic Party, said in a statement.
Perdue's Democratic Senate opponent Jon Ossoff also sounded off on Twitter about Perdue's remarks, saying he also has a history of anti-Semitism.
Amid criticizing several Democrats, Mr. "He owes the Georgians an apology for his offensive portrayal".