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Raphael Warnock on Principles & Values

 

 


My whole life is about service; Senate would continue that

Warnock: My whole life has been about service. It is why I entered into the ministry and I am running for the United States Senate as a continuation of that life project. This gives me an opportunity to work on the issues I've been working on for years. I grew up in public housing, the first college graduate in my family of 12 number. I'm 11 and if it were not for Pell Grants, low-interest student loans, I wouldn't be here. I know the importance of good federal policy.
Source: Senate Runoff: 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate debate , Dec 6, 2020

Washington is not focused on ordinary people

Warnock: Here's a kid who grew up in public housing, I'm running for the Senate against the wealthiest member of Congress. Only in America is that possible. I am fighting to make sure that kids like me have access to the American dream that I believe so much in. I'm concerned that Washington is not focused on ordinary people. You can't tell the difference between Washington back rooms and corporate boardrooms. My opponent represents the worst of that kind of problem.
Source: Senate Runoff: 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate debate , Dec 6, 2020

Have a moral foundation for everything that we do

Kelly Loeffler: Warnock said that you can't serve God and the military. He's used the Bible to justify these attacks.

Warnock: I was preaching from a very familiar Matthew text that says you can't serve God and Mammon. It was about a moral foundation for everything that we do. When you have everything in order, that actually makes you a better soldier. It also makes you a better Senator. Had Kelly Loeffler listened to the sermon, she wouldn't have used her advantage to make millions on a pandemic.

Source: Senate Runoff: 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate debate , Dec 6, 2020

I'm a Matthew 25 Christian: love your neighbor

Warnock: If you want to know who informs me and my sense of how we engage as people in the economic system you need look no further than Matthew 25, I'm a Matthew 25 Christian, that's what I am. I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was sick and you visited me. Love your neighbor, and for me that means you don't get rid of your neighbors healthcare particularly in the middle of a pandemic.
Source: Senate Runoff: 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate debate , Dec 6, 2020

Youngest pastor to lead Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church

When he enrolled at Morehouse College, Reverend Warnock didn't know how he would pay the full tuition. With the help of low-interest student loans and Pell Grants Raphael graduated, earned a Ph.D., and was ordained in the ministry. Fourteen years ago, he was chosen to serve as Senior Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the former pulpit of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was the youngest pastor selected to serve in that leadership role at the historic church.
Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website WarnockForGeorgia.com , Aug 18, 2020

America at its highest: equal voting, health care, education

Those of us who believe in what America is at its highest, who believe in the American ideal of freedom, of "one person, one vote," those of us who believe in the dignity of our humanity and that that ought to be reflected in our public policy, which means that people ought to have access to healthcare, that children, regardless of their ZIP code, ought to have access to a quality education, and that everybody ought to be able to vote, it's up to us to stand in this moment.
Source: Democracy Now on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race , Jul 29, 2020

2008: Joined black pastors defending controversial sermons

Warnock's national profile grew when he joined a group of black pastors who defended a prominent Chicago pastor whose sermons became a flashpoint in Barack Obama's 2008 bid for president. The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the no-holds-barred former senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, was known for his fiery, and some would say inflammatory, sermons. Warnock was among the religious leaders who said Wright had been taken out of context and misinterpreted by the mainstream.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Const. on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race , Mar 2, 2020

Create Commission to investigate Jan. 6 Capitol riots.

Warnock voted YEA creating a January 6th Commission

Bill summary:The select committee must (1) conduct an investigation of the relevant facts and circumstances relating to the attack on the Capitol; (2) identify, review, and evaluate the causes of and the lessons learned from this attack; and (3) submit a report containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations to prevent future acts of violence, domestic terrorism, and domestic violent extremism, and to improve the security of the U.S. Capitol Complex and other American democratic institutions.

CBS News summary, by Grace Segers on June 30, 2021:H.R. 3233 would have created a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate the root causes of the breach of the U.S. Capitol, modeled after the 9/11 Commission.

On May 28, the House passed the bill by a vote of 222 to 190, including 35 Republican votes. It then failed in the Senate, where it received an insufficient number of Republican votes to advance.

In response, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on June 24 that the House would establish a select committee [appointed by House Democrats, instead of a bipartisan independent commission] to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection and general security issues related to the incident. Pelosi said its leadership and members would be announced later. The House passed the resolution to form the committee on June 29, 2021, by a vote of 222-190.

OnTheIssues note: The Senate voting record refers to the earlier rejected bill H.R. 3233, and the House voting record refers to the later bill H.Res.503. The later bill had no Senate vote (but the two House votes were almost identical).

Source: Congressional vote 21-HR503 on May 28, 2021

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