Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) is running for reelection in next month’s midterm election, and even though his track record in the Senate only dates back to January 2021, he is being called on to defend the Democratic majority’s management of the American economy alongside Joe Biden.
Even the most polished Democratic politicians running this year have had difficulty dancing around difficult questions about the recession that is already pummeling the economy and the highest inflation since the early 1980s that continues to surge despite the Fed’s interest rate hikes.
Warnock is not ready to handle the tough questions about the damage Democrats have done to the economy during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an interview aired on Monday, a reporter asked Warnock: “Democrats have been in control of the White House, the Congress for the past two years. Inflation has soared. Why should Georgia voters give you another chance?”
After a long pause, Warnock said, “We are still in the throes of a pandemic.”
That’s it – the entire defense Warnock has for Georgia voters to consider. The “not my fault” approach of Democrats to the enduring pain Americans are suffering is not likely to play well with many of the party’s base, not to mention independents.
Warnock is facing off next month with Republican University of Georgia football legend and Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker for the next full six-year term in the Senate representing the Peach State.
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During a Fox News town hall hosted with Sean Hannity on Monday evening, Walker pointed out that Warnock has voted in lockstep with Joe Biden around 96% of the time during his short tenure. He said Warnock is “either a rubber stamp for Joe Biden or he has no clue what he’s doing.”
Walker told Hannity that he believes voters will trust his acknowledgment and openness about his past struggles with mental health and the help he’s received. He pointed to how that contrasts with Warnock’s handling of his family struggles in and out of divorce court with his wife.
Walker also pointed to Warnock’s evasiveness regarding an incident at a children’s camp hosted by a church he was pastoring at in the early 2000s. Warnock was accused of preventing state police from interviewing counselors about allegations of abuse at the camp.
A poll conducted earlier this month by the Trafalgar Group indicated the Georgia Senate race was within the margin of error, with Warnock holding a narrow lead over Walker, 46.3% to 44.8%. Libertarian Party candidate Chase Oliver polled 3.7% and 5.3% of respondents were still undecided. Under Georgia election law, if neither Warnock nor Walker receives more than 50% of the vote on November 8, the top two candidates will face off in a head-to-head runoff.