Ossoff Calls on Sen. Perdue to Admit the Truth and Apologize for Mocking Sen. Harris’ Name

Atlanta, Ga. — Today, investigative journalist and Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Jon Ossoff is calling on Senator David Perdue (R-Ga.) to retract his campaign’s false and ridiculous statement about what happened last night when the whole world saw Perdue “intentionally mock” Senator Kamala Harris’ name at a Trump rally in Macon, GA.

While Perdue’s campaign “maintained that the senator ‘simply mispronounced Sen. Harris’ name’” there is video showing Perdue clearly and intentionally mispronounced Sen. Harris’ first name as “KAH’-mah-lah? Kah-MAH’-lah? Kamala-mala-mala? I don’t know. Whatever.” 

Ossoff calls on Perdue to take responsibility and apologize to the Indian-American community and Black women in Georgia and nationwide.

“Georgia needs a leader who will unite us to defeat COVID-19, not a pathetic schoolyard bully who engages in a stunning and juvenile display of bigotry at a Trump rally,” said Ossoff. “David Perdue should grow up, take responsibility for once in his career, admit he was wrong, and publicly apologize.”

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