Warnock's words keep getting more controversial
A controversial candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia faces even accusations over past statements, drawing more scrutiny for his far-left extremism.
He is Raphael Warnock, a Democrat and pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. In a 2017 sermon he leveled criticism at the U.S. Senate for passing a billion dollars in tax cuts to bring a correction to the economy.
Warnock said members of the Senate “declared war and launched a vicious and evil attack on the most vulnerable people in America.” He then went on to compare the federal government as evil and wealthy King Herod. (See details below)
Warnock is also taking heat for a 2013 speech in which he referred to the Nation of Islam, led by Louis Farrakhan, as an "important" voice for black Americans.
Jesse Lee Peterson, founder and president of the Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, or BOND, is calling on voters in Georgia to reject Warnock.
“[Warnock] is pure evil,” Peterson tells One News Now. “I don't even know why anyone would sit in a church with this guy in the pulpit because this guy praised the Nation of Islam [and] Louis Farrakhan.”
Farrakhan is well known for his hatred of Jews, Peterson adds.
As the special run-off election nears, Gary Bauer of the Campaign for Working Families is reacting to some frustrated Republican voters who are vowing to stay home over the issue of voter fraud. He disagrees with that thinking.
“That argument makes no sense to me whatsoever,” he warns. “That is the surest way to get our heads handed to us. It takes twenty minutes to vote."
Bauer argues it's up to Republican state officials and Republican-controlled state legislature to do everything they can to make sure there isn't cheating on election day. And if they fail to do that?
"... They will go down in history as being real villains," says Bauer, "because the failure to ensure the integrity of the vote in Georgia will very well mean that the United States lost the conservative values and policies we have worked so hard the last four years to put through."
More controversy in his past
In that 2017 sermon, Warnock leveled criticism at the U.S. Senate for passing a billion dollars in tax cuts -- then referred to the government as Herod:
Warnock: "Herod is on the loose. Herod is a cynical politician who's willing to kill children and kill the children's health program in order to preserve his own wealth and his own power."
Proponents of the tax cuts contend they helped to boost the economy, which had been harmed under an Obama administration for almost eight years. But Warnock apparently wasn't satisfied.
Warnock: "The United States Senate decided by a slim majority to pick the pockets of the poor, the sick, the old, and the yet unborn in order to line the pockets of the ultra-rich."
Republicans find it odd that Warnock would make any reference to harming the unborn since he has campaigned on the promise of supporting abortion through the ninth month of pregnancy -- and dipping into the U.S. Treasury to pay the bill so women won't have to.