Monday, August 8, 2022
ATLANTA – Today, Team Herschel released the following statement highlighting how Raphael Warnock played political games to hide his position on issues important to the people of Georgia.
During the Senate’s consideration of the so-called Inflation Reduction Act, which would actually have little to no impact on inflation, Warnock and Chuck Schumer used political games to help Warnock deceive the voters of Georgia on at least three separate occasions.
According to Roll Call, “When Democrats wanted their members to be able to vote in favor of something, one of them would raise a budget point of order, triggering a motion to waive it that is subject to a 60-vote threshold instead of a simple majority. That procedural maneuvering allowed the four Democrats considered most vulnerable in the November midterm elections — Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, Mark Kelly of Arizona, Raphael Warnock of Georgia, and Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire — as well as other party centrists to show their support for the underlying amendment. They could vote to waive the point of order without worrying about it being added to the bill and potentially undermining unified Democratic support for the larger package.”
“Raphael Warnock cares more about doing whatever it takes to support Joe Biden than supporting Georgia,” said spokesperson Mallory Blount. “These votes by Washington Warnock are more of his D.C. insider status that Georgians are sick and tired of. Instead of taking real action to help his constituents, Warnock failed them yet again. Georgia needs a Senator that will fight to improve their way of life, and time and time again Raphael Warnock proves that he is more concerned with pleasing Joe Biden.”