Then-Sen. George Allen, 2006: “Macaca, or whatever his name is.”

Sen. David Perdue, tonight: “Kamala-mala-mala-whatever"

(Though Perdue is making fun of the actual name of a woman he has served with for four years.)
Perdue and Harris are not just in the Senate together, but both serve on the Budget Committee. So Perdue either doesn’t know the name of a woman he’s served closely alongside, or he intentionally mispronounced to say he thinks it’s weird as part of a campaign rally.
One way to think about this clip is what it would look like if someone made a big show of mispronouncing “David,” which is Senator Perdue’s first name
when it's called mispronouncing to repeat multiple syllables of a name with a mocking tone and then say "whatever"

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