(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) Georgia Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock’s shameful history of stoking societal divisiveness with racist rhetoric is coming back to haunt him with a vengeance, tainting his already embattled campaign against Republican Herschel Walker in the race for the state’s U.S. Senate seat.
Warnock is drawing intense criticism for the racially inflammatory claims he made in the run-up to the 2016 election.
“No matter what happens next month, more than a third of the nation that would go along with this is reason to be afraid,” Warnock said of the prospect of then-candidate Donald Trump being elected.
“America needs to repent for its worship of whiteness, on full display,” he declared.
Warnock’s past comments were a mirror of his present actions, critics claimed, proclaiming social justice while evicting disadvantaged and lower-income residents from an apartment building his church owns.
“This isn’t some random blue-haired college kid,” tweeted the popular End Wokeness, regarding Warnock’s inflammatory and racist remarks. “This is the 50th vote in the United States Senate.”
The Georgia race is being closely watched and fiercely contested with national implications of potentially deciding who controls the Senate majority, which Republicans need one flipped-seat to regain.
After a strong debate performance from Walker earlier this week, the Trump-backed Republican gained more ground on Warnock, with some polls putting him up by as much as 5 points and the RCP polling average showing the race virtually tied.
The reemergence of Warnock’s demand for America to “repent for its worship of whiteness,” was slammed as an extension of his political career race-baiting. In 2020, then-candidate Warnock defended and praised who he called his religious mentor, Dr. James Hal Cone, the Washington Free Beacon reported at the time.
Warnock’s radically leftist theologian mentor, Cone, believes that white Christians are “satanic” and has demanded the “destruction of everything white” in society.
That fits with Warnock’s racialized views about police officers, who in 2015 he compared to gangbangers and thugs.
“So in Ferguson, police power showing up in a kind of gangster and thug mentality,” Warnock said of the officers who were trying to restore peace as BLM riots burned the city.
“You know, you can wear all kinds of colors and be a thug,” Warnock preached. “You can sometimes wear the colors of the state and behave like a thug.”
FLASHBACK to 2015: Raphael Warnock attacks police officers as “gangster[s] and thug[s]” pic.twitter.com/hKNlKlyrxW
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 27, 2022
Warnock’s fake news collaborators did their best to downplay their favored candidate’s racist history, by trying to play the race card to denigrate Walker and demonize anyone who supports his campaign.
“The only reason he was chosen, and also supported by Trump, is because Raphael Warnock, the senator in Georgia, is black,” Hostin said of anyone who voted for Walker in the GOP primary.
“And they wanted someone who was black to confront him.”
The View: The only reason Hershel Walker was chosen and supported by Trump “is because Raphael Warnock, the senator in Georgia, is black.” pic.twitter.com/HNQK9NpBic
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 27, 2022