Tuesday, November 15th, 2022
ATLANTA – Today, Team Herschel released the following statement after a new report from the Washington Free Beacon shows that Raphael Warnock’s ex-wife asked a court to bring Warnock in to face questions from her attorneys as part of their child custody case.
“Warnock’s ex-wife, Oulèye Ndoye, has accused him in court filings of neglecting to see his children during his custody days and leaving her financially strapped with unpaid child care expenses.
“Warnock in June asked a judge to seal the full case, arguing that because he is “currently running for reelection” his opponent could use the case to “gain some political advantage,” according to a court motion obtained by the Free Beacon.
“Ndoye said in her initial complaint that Warnock’s income “substantially increased” since he joined the Senate but that he “refused to reimburse [her] for child care expenses for the children” and “left [her] financially strapped.” She also claimed Warnock left their two children with “various babysitters overnight” when they were in his care.
“Her statement about Warnock’s income is supported by financial disclosure records, reviewed by the Free Beacon, which show his earnings more than doubled since he joined the Senate in 2021, mostly due to payments from outside employers and book deals.
“Warnock’s outside compensation includes a $7,400-per-month housing allowance from Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he serves as CEO and senior pastor. That housing allowance is not subject to income taxes, the Free Beacon first reported. The unusual arrangement also allows Warnock to dodge the annual outside income limit for senators under federal law.”
“Raphael Warnock is a liar and a hypocrite,” said campaign spokesman Will Kiley. “Warnock presents himself as the Reverend who can do no wrong. But voters deserve to know the truth. Take it from the person who knows him best, he’s a great actor.”