Georgia’s Raphael Warnock Refuses To Denounce Past Socialist Views

( – Georgia’s upcoming US Senate runoff elections will determine the future balance of power in that body. If Republicans win one more seat, they will retain control. If Democrats win both seats and the presidency, Biden running mate Kamala Harris could cast the tie-breaking vote paving the way for Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to take over as Senate Majority Leader next year.

Incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler squared off with her Democratic opponent, the Rev. Raphael Warnock, during a televised debate held on December 6. Loeffler challenged Warnock to denounce Marxism and socialism during the debate, citing his past support for both.

Warnock declined to provide a direct response. Instead, he discussed his support for the nation’s free enterprise system through his church during the Great Recession of 2007 to 2009. He also talked about his father being a small business owner.

His avoidance of the question drew a swift rebuke from Republican officials like Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), who tweeted about his refusal to denounce socialism.

Early voting in the Georgia runoffs starts on December 14. If you have any questions regarding voting procedures, you can contact your County Registrar’s Office.

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