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Ossoff Calls His Opponent for Mispronouncing Kamala Harris’ Name

Democratic candidate for United States Senate Jon Ossoff is outraged that one of his opponents mispronounced Harris’ name at a campaign rally this week.

Democratic candidate for United States Senate Jon Ossoff is outraged that one of his opponents mispronounced Harris’ name at a campaign rally this week.

Ossoff, who will appear on the ballot against Libertarian Shane Hazel and Republican David Perdue on November 3rd, said Friday that Perdue’s mispronunciation was ‘vile’ and ‘race baiting’ trash talk.

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Here’s what Ossoff had to say:

“This kind of vile, race-baiting trash-talk is what President Trump has unleashed from sitting Republican members of the Senate. 

“I mean, to mock his colleague’s name in that way — to show such disrespect for the Indian American community here in Georgia, for black women —  to show that kind of open bigotry; but this is who Senator David Perdue, my opponent, has revealed himself to be during this campaign.

“This is the same guy who was running anti-Semitic attack ads on Facebook against me that lengthened my nose, now he’s out here mocking Kamala Harris’ name.

“Look, my mother came to this country as an immigrant when she was 23-years-old because she believed that this country was a place that welcomed people striving for opportunity, that welcomed people fleeing persecution, that we were embracing the idea that we’re all Americans. E pluribus unum: out of many, one.

“What’s happened in American politics in the last four years has broken my mother’s heart; it’s broken so many hearts.

“And that this is what our discourse has become — this kind of trash talk, this kind of open bigotry — we need to reclaim America’s soul as Senator Harris and Vice President Biden rightly say, and we can do it by defeating David Perdue here in Georgia.”

 

Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for AllOnGeorgia.com. She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."

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    Kara Hudson

    October 17, 2020 at 10:09 am

    He didn’t “mispronounce” her name; he mocked it. He’s served on committee with her for years so he clearly knows her name.

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    shringaar

    October 17, 2020 at 11:28 am

    Dow Padre … I mean Devi Pardooo … I mean Davood Purdue … I mean David Perde-perde-perdue .. whatever – I know you can’t help your bringing up but at least pretend not to be racist. And you are a Senator? Shame!

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    Raja saheb

    October 18, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    More RECENT Hypocrites will be loooosing big time despite several “HOWDI MODI CAMPAIGN STOPS HE MADE IN TEXAS LAST YEARS” WITH COVID PANDEMIC AGAIN DEIBRATELY MIS-MANAGED BY OTHER > PEOPLE OF AMERICA AND PEOPLE OF INDIA DESERVES A BETTER GOVT , VOTE CONGRESS IN INDIA AND “JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA 2020.

    Incidently NOT ONLY KAMALA HARRIS HAS DEEP INDIA ROOT FROM HER GRAND Parents originates in Madras ,HONEST GOD FEARING BRAHMIN MOTHER , WHO reached America at the age of 19 years. Her mother a doctor and did research on Breast Cancer and discovered that Breast Cancer cells have Estrogen and other hormones receptors, way back over 50 years ago in Berkely UNIVERSITY .THIS LAID THE FOUNDATION OF CURRENT DAY TREATMENT OF BREAST CANCER ESTROGEN POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE RECEPTORS, it was a GREAT WORK BY THIS HINDU LADY FROM CHENNAI . HER RESEARCH LAID THE CURRENT day FOUNDATION FOR the treatment of Breast Cancer ALL OVER THE WORLD !!!! OUTSTANDING RESEARCH , BUT SO simple lady she was and so is her daughter Ms KAMALA HARRIS .

    Mr Joe BIDEN the former US Vice President has distant relatives who have settle in NAGPUR MAHARASTRA state Mr LESLIE BIDEN AND son Mr CHARLIE BIDEN HAVE SETTLE IN NAGPUR IN INDIA!!!!

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    NELDA SMITH

    October 18, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    WHO CARES??? I DO NOT CARE!!! And, by-the-way…Kamel Harris` great grandfather owned white and black slaves…no wonder Kamel Harris supports the new brownshirts BLM/ANTIFA ! KAMEL HARRIS HAS SIGNALED THESE BLM/ANTIFA TERRORIST TO RIOT DURING ELECTIONS !

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