Republican Senator SUED
Today @sendavidperdue visited Tech to campaign for Kemp. A student tried asking a simple question about @BrianKempGA 's racist scheme to threaten voter registrations from black people, but before he could even finish the question, Perdue stole his phone. pic.twitter.com/K0iffU57Di— YDSA Georgia Tech (@YDSAGT) October 13, 2018
A member of the Young Democratic Socialists of America is suing Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) for battery after yanking a cell phone out of the college student's hands. (Law & Crime)
Sen. Perdue’s office says the lawsuit is “outrageous and completely frivolous.”
On October 13, Perdue was meeting with constituents while campaigning for Georgia’s Republican secretary of state and gubernatorial nominee Brian Kemp. During this meet-and-greet, computer-science junior Nate Knauf asked Perdue to address widely-reported allegations that Kemp’s office has intentionally moved to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of–predominantly black–Peach State voters.
As Law&Crime reported on the day of the incident, Perdue did not appear to appreciate the question and appeared to quickly grab Knauf’s phone out of his hand–allegedly holding it behind his back for a few seconds before returning it. Knauf’s cell phone was recording the encounter all the while.
Sen. Perdue's office accused the Georgia Democratic Party of orchestrating the incident.