U.S. Sen. David Perdue. AJC file/John Spink, jspink@ajc.com
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White House slams David Perdue’s biblical gaffe

White House slams David Perdue’s biblical gaffe

U.S. Sen. David Perdue. AJC file/John Spink, jspink@ajc.com
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White House slams David Perdue’s biblical gaffe

U.S. Sen. David Perdue. AJC file/John Spink, jspink@ajc.com

U.S. Sen. David Perdue might have had the worst morning in Washington Friday after a biblical joke about President Barack Obama earned him plenty of rebukes on social media. Now the White House has fired back.

The Washington Examiner reported this tidbit from the daily press briefing:

Presidential press secretary Josh Earnest said he “did make note of Sen. Perdue’s comments,” and said that if Perdue is considering an apology, “there are a variety of other Scripture he might consult.”

The remarks were in response to a quip from Perdue that morning during a speech to religious conservatives that evoked Psalms 109:8 but also implied that Obama’s days “be few.” Perdue’s office said the remarks were blown out of proportion by the media and that the freshman senator “in no way wishes to harm towards our president.”


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