A senator in Georgia took a student's phone out of their hand after he asked about voter suppression - and people are suitably angry.

Republican senator David Perdue was visiting Georgia Tech university in Atlanta and attended an event for Republican gubernational nominee Brian Kemp, when he was questioned by a member of the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA).

A student questioned Perdue about voter suppression, and instead of answering it he grabbed the student's phone out of their hands.

YDSA subsequently posted the video on Twitter, and just before he snatched the phone Perdue can be heard saying: "No, I'm not doing that."

With the phone in his hand, he added:

You wanted a picture. I'm going to give it to you.

The student can be heard saying "Give me back my phone, Senator," multiple times.

The issue of voter suppression has been a hot topic in the upcoming elections. Kemp recently came under scrutiny after an Associated Press report stated 53,000 voter registrations - mostly black and other minority voters - are "sitting on hold" in his office.

Democratic opponent Stacey Adams accused him of using voter suppression to scare people, saying it's "as much about terrifying people about trying to vote as it is about actually blocking their ability to do so."

Needless to say, Perdue was unwilling to talk about it.

YDSA condemned Perdue's actions in a statement it released on Twitter:

Today @sendavidperdue visited Tech to campaign for Kemp. A student tried asking a simply question about Brian Kemp's racist scheme to threaten voter registrations from black people, but before he could even finish the question, Perdue stole his phone.

People caught wind of the incident and became very irate

indy100 has contacted Sen Perdue's office for comment.

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