Showing posts with label Raphael Warnock. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Raphael Warnock. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Watch Sen. Raphael Warnock full victory speech after defeating Herschel Walker

Watch Senator Raphael Warnock's full victory speech after defeating Herschel Walker in the Georgia runoff election:

Friday, November 25, 2022

Joy Reid Accepts Herschel Walker’s Debate Challenge

MSNBC host Joy Reid has accepted Georgia Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker’s challenge to a debate on her show.

Reid’s responsed on Wednesday during The ReidOut.

“Okay, Herschel. Come on. … No, seriously,” she said. “We reached out to your team. We will have you on The ReidOut any day. We can debate. Just tell us when,” she said.

Watch her full response below:

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Barack Obama to campaign for Stacey Abrams and Raphael Warnock in Atlanta

The Georgia Democratic Party announced former President Barack Obama is expected to attend an upcoming campaign event to suppot Stacey Abarms, Raphael Warnock, and other Georgia Democrats in Atlanta.

The event is set to start at 4 p.m. on Oct. 28, according to a a tweet on Twitter. As of yet no official location has been given for the event.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Are Black Men the Key to Stacey Abrams Becoming Georgia's Next Governor?

"The gap between Black men and Black women was the difference of 370,000 votes in Georgia, and so we do have to close that gap." Terrance Woodbury, Roland Martin, Cliff Albright and Tiffany Cross discuss the impact Black men can have on the Georgia elections.

Sunday, August 07, 2022

Sen. Raphael Warnock statement on passing of the Inflation Reduction Act

Senator Raphael Warnock (GA) released the following statement after the Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act along party lines:

Great news, folks! After a long night, we passed the Inflation Reduction Act.

This legislation finally caps drug costs for seniors and helps Georgians save money on their health care, all while reducing the deficit. This is a big win for Georgians!

Thursday, August 04, 2022

NAACP Statement in Support Senator Warnock's amendment for Medicaid Expansion

The NAACP supports Senator Warnock's amendment to expand the ACA and close the healthcare coverage gap.

The ACA was designed to ensure that people at all levels of income have affordable healthcare coverage. But as of today – 10 years since the ACA was passed into law – there are still millions who don't have coverage or access to an affordable plan.

It shouldn't matter who you are, what you look like, or where you live. Healthcare access is a right for all. We support Senator Warnock and his efforts to help finish what the passing of the ACA started. It would be shameful for Congress not to take this opportunity to make sure that every American has access to an affordable plan.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Senator Raphael Warnock leading Herschel Walker among Black voters

Democrat Senator Raphael Warnock and his Republican challenger, Herschel Walker are tied at 46% apiece according to recent polling.

But when it comes to support among Black voters it's not close as Warnock holds a significant edge.

Eighty-three percent of Black voters said they support the Democratic incumbent, compared to only 7 percent who are backing Walker.[SOURCE: THE HILL]

Warnock run strongest among black women, with Warnock ahead of Walker 91% to 3%. Warnock also leads among black men, with Warnock holding a 74% to 11% advantage over Walker.

Friday, April 08, 2022

Sen. Raphael Warnock test positive for COVID-19

Senator Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) announced Thursday that he had tested positive for COVID-19 in breakthrough cases.

Warnock said in a tweet that he tested positive for COVID-19 that afternoon after a “routine test.”

“I’m so thankful to be both vaccinated & boosted, and at the advice of the Attending Physician I plan to isolate,” Warnock said.

Warnock’s positive test follows an influx of COVID-19 cases among lawmakers, including Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine).

Warnock used his announcement to encourage COVID-19 vaccination.

“If you haven’t gotten your shot yet, I encourage you to do so,” Warnock said.


Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Capitol rioter pleads guilty for threatening to kill Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock

A New York City Proud Boy pleaded guilty for threatening to slice "a throat" and assassinate freshman Sen. Raphael Warnock, R-Ga., before and during the Capitol insurrection.

The Queens man, Eduard Florea, 41, admitted to his own guilt by video on Monday from a federal jail in Brooklyn, and is now facing up to fifteen years in prison for one count of transmitting threats to injure and another count of possessing ammunition after a previous conviction.

Court documents show Florea's increasingly violent rhetoric leading up to the swearing in of Warnock, who in a momentous Georgia runoff election last year established himself as the state's first black senator in U.S. history.

"Warnock is going to have a hard time casting votes for communist policies when he's swinging with the fish," Florea wrote on Parlor, a microblog popular with conservatives, on Jan. 5, just ahead of the fatal riot he participated in a day later.

"Dead men can't pass [expletive] laws," he added that day, also mentioning "definitely slicing a throat" during the coming insurgency.

Florea is set to be sentenced on November 29, according to federal prosecutors.

"With today's guilty plea, Florea admits to threatening the life of a successful candidate for the U.S. Senate and to urging others to take up arms to unleash violence at the Capitol," Jacquelyn M. Kasulis, the acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said in a statement. "This office is deeply committed to protecting our democratic institutions and to using all available tools to preserve the public safety, uphold the rule of law and support the peaceful transfer of power."


Saturday, March 20, 2021

Biden, Haris, Warnock, Ossoff, and Stacey Abrams meet to discuss voting rights

President Biden on Friday met with Stacey Abrams and Georgia lawmakers while in Atlanta to discuss voting rights in the face of legislation introduced by state GOP lawmakers in various states that would restrict access to the ballot.

Biden and Vice President Harris met with Abrams, Sens. Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) and Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms during a stop at Emory University.

"They discussed state legislation in Georgia and across the country that would make it harder for people to vote, along with possible solutions to make voting more accessible," White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement. "The President re-affirmed his commitment to re-authorizing the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and his strong belief that every eligible voter should be able to vote and have their vote counted."


Friday, December 25, 2020

Rev. Raphael Warnock falsely accused of running over his ex-wife's foot

Georgia senate candidate Reverend Raphael Warnock has been falsely accused by his now ex wife, Ouleye Ndoye of running over her foot with his car in an incident back in March of 2020. The two were in the middle of divorce preceedings and were having an argument about his wife being allowed to take their children to West Africa for a funeral when Ndoye claims the incident happened.

His Republican challenger Sen. Kelley Loeffler, right wing pundits like Tucker Carlson, and other Republicans are trying to use this against Warnock although the incident report from Atlanta Police Department shows no injuries to Ndoye. Medical examiners also determined Warnock's estranged wife's foot was ok. Investigators wrote that she was hesitant to show her foot at first but once she did, they too saw no signs that her foot was ran over.

Warnock also addressed the incident and said that Loeffler is attacking his family close to the election and he is going to instead focus on Georgians and their needs.

"I'm going to stay focused on my family which includes their mother and I'm going to stay focused on the people of Georgia who during a pandemic are still waiting on relief all these months later while politicians including Kelly Loeffler are busy playing games."

Warnock never faced any type of charges related to this incident.