ICYMI: This Vietnam Veteran Paid His Past-Due Rent. He Still Faces Eviction From Ebenezer Baptist Church’s Apartment

Monday, November 21st, 2022

ATLANTA – Today, Team Herschel released the following statement highlighting an article from The Washington Free Beacon titled: “This Vietnam Veteran Paid His Past-Due Rent. He Still Faces Eviction From Ebenezer Baptist Church’s Apartment.”

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“A Vietnam veteran says he still faces eviction from the low-income apartment building owned by Sen. Raphael Warnock’s (D., Ga.) church, even though he paid his past-due rent. “

“Columbia Residential, which manages Ebenezer Baptist Church’s low-income apartment building in Atlanta, served a dispossessory notice to Phillip White on Sept. 20 for $192 in unpaid rent. White, an African-American Marine veteran who served two combat tours in Vietnam, provided money order receipts to the Free Beacon on Thursday showing he made a $542 rent payment on Nov. 2. But Columbia Residential hasn’t filed a motion to dismiss its case, indicating it still intends to evict White.”

“White said he expects the building to resume evictions after Warnock is clear of his Dec. 6 runoff election against Republican Herschel Walker.

‘He said there would be no evictions,’ White, 69, said. ‘He knew that was a lie. What he was really saying is there would be no evictions until after the election.”

“Warnock has repeatedly dodged questions about evictions from his church’s apartment building since the Free Beacon broke the story in October. On Thursday, Warnock refused to tell reporters if he thought the eviction notices were wrongly sent, or if he had even looked into the issue. Earlier, on Sunday, the Democrat railed against the ‘vicious and venomous’ critics of his church, saying they “attack the church of Jesus Christ.”

“The Free Beacon had unfettered access to Columbia Tower and spoke with residents inside the building when this reporter first visited the property in early October. On Thursday, however, a security guard who identified himself as Jones was on site to keep reporters out. ‘They don’t want no media in the building,’ he said.”

“Raphael Warnock is a Slum Lord Millionaire who exploits the poor and is now exploiting veterans,” said campaign spokesman Will Kiley. “While Warnock lives comfortably on his $7,400 per month housing allowance, his low-income apartment complex has taken to evicting a Vietnam veteran over $192 in late rent payments. It is shameful that this is happening just a few hundred yards from the Gold Dome and nobody in the Georgia media seems to care. It is shameful and Georgians deserve better.”