Friday, September 30th, 2022
ATLANTA – Today, Herschel Walker released the following statement to remind Georgia voters about Raphael Warnock’s All-Star caliber flip-flopping on voter ID laws, such as those included in Georgia’s election security law. Progressive activism and lies, over the Georgia law led to the MLB moving the 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta, costing the city and local small businesses millions.
While speaking to NBC News in June of 2021, Warnock stated the following:
“I have never been opposed to voter ID,” Warnock said. “And in fact, I don’t know anybody who is – who believes people shouldn’t have to prove that they are who they say they are. But what has happened over the years is people have played with common sense identification and put into place restrictive measures intended not to preserve the integrity of the outcome, but to select, certain group.”
However, in 2018, Warnock wrote an op-ed in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution in which he said:
“More than a decade ago, Republican legislators in the state of Georgia, ironically the home state of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., led the way in turning the clock back on voting rights by passing unnecessary and discriminatory voter ID laws. Others followed suit and there are, according to the Voting Rights Alliance, some 41 forms of voter suppression in America today. But Secretary of State Kemp leads as a most adept architect and a ruthless practitioner of this work.”
In 2012, Warnock told the Boston Globe that voter ID laws were an affront to Martin Luther King Jr.:
“At the Atlanta church where King once preached, the Rev. Raphael G. Warnock said some in America disrespect King’s legacy by “cutting off those for whom he died and the principles for which he fought He called voter ID laws an affront to the memory of the civil rights leader. “You cannot celebrate Dr. King on Monday, and undermine people’s ability to vote on Super Tuesday,” Warnock said.
Raphael Warnock’s fear-mongering about Georgia’s election security laws is the reason that the MLB pulled their All-Star Game and draft from Atlanta, costing the city and its diverse businesses over $100 million in economic opportunities.
“Raphael Warnock has more flip-flops than the beaches on Tybee Island,” said campaign spokesman Will Kiley. “Whatever he views as politically advantageous is his position, until the winds shift. Because of his long-held and irrational animosity against commonsense voter ID laws, he cost Georgia businesses over $100 million. Georgia needs a Senator they can trust who will only stand up for Georgians, not whatever is most convenient.”