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Senator on Obama: "May his days be few"

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 00:49

Republican Senator David Perdue's mock prayer draws the ire of Democrats after he says of President Barack Obama, ''Let his days be few.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A Republican senator's joke fell flat with Democrats Friday. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) addressed the Faith and Freedom Road to Majority conference in Washington, D.C., Friday. Perdue started his address by saying the attendees should pray for leaders, including President Barack Obama. Perdue joked that it should be a specific prayer; Psalms 109:8 - "Let his days be few." He continued, "and let another have his office." The comment sparked backlash from Democrats because the rest of the passage reads, "May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow. May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes." Perdue's office issued a statement later saying, "Senator Perdue said we are called to pray for our country, for our leaders, and for our president. He in no way wishes harm towards our president and everyone in the room understood that. However, we should add the media to our prayer list because they are pushing a narrative to create controversy and that is exactly what the American people are tired of."

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Senator on Obama: "May his days be few"

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 00:49