Tuesday, July 26, 2022
ATLANTA – Today, Team Herschel released the following statement highlighting Raphael Warnock’s support for sending stimulus checks to convicted felons and prison inmates, including murderers.
Last year, Raphael Warnock voted to allow $1,400 stimulus checks to be sent to incarcerated felons five times. Felons in Georgia who could have potentially received taxpayer-funded stimulus checks include Frankie Gebhardt, Eman Moss, Sherry Dorsey, and Eric Rudolph, who were convicted of felonies including murder, child abuse, and orchestrating the 1996 Olympic bombings in Atlanta. Warnock’s actions would allow Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the convicted terrorist who helped orchestrate the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, to receive another stimulus check.
“Raphael Warnock has done more for convicted criminals than law-abiding Georgians,” said spokesperson Mallory Blount. “Time after time, Washington Warnock has chosen to prioritize criminals instead of Georgians. Instead of sending targeted relief to hard-working families across Georgia, Raphael Warnock blindly voted with Joe Biden’s agenda to send your tax dollars to convicted felons. The buck stops with Herschel Walker, who will always support our communities and back the blue.”