The fight for control of the U.S. Senate is coming down to just a handful of crucial battleground states.
And with less than a month to go until Election Day, October Surprises are beginning to pop up and throw a wrench in the plans of many campaigns.
Now this Republican Senate candidate just delivered his Democrat opponent the ultimate October Surprise with three words.
The ultimate hypocrisy
Throughout COVID hysteria, Democrats fought tooth and nail to illegally forbid landlords from evicting tenants who simply refused to pay their rent in the name of “public health.”
Democrats like Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) spent months bashing Republicans for having the audacity to believe that people should pay their bills and that landlords shouldn’t be forced to swallow a total loss of revenue to support those who don’t pay their bills.
When he was campaigning for the Senate at the end of 2020, Warnock repeatedly accused Republicans of wanting to indiscriminately throw people on the streets, as if it was impossible for anyone to pay rent with COVID in the air.
“Unemployment benefits have expired, rent is due today, and many Georgia families are at risk of eviction in the middle of a pandemic,” Warnock tweeted in 2020. “My opponents are supposed to be serving the people in Washington, but they’re clearly only concerned with serving their own interests.”
Yet, at the exact same time Senator Warnock was attacking Republicans for opposing the months-long eviction moratorium, the church he pastors was reportedly busy doing the exact opposite of what he claims to preach.
According to a bombshell report from Washington Free Beacon investigative reporter Andrew Kerr, Warnock’s Ebenezer Baptist Church has filed 12 eviction notices since February 2020 over an average of just $125 per tenant in back rent from low-income housing the church owns to supposedly service the “chronically homeless” and people with “mental disabilities.”
One of the tenants Warnock was attempting to evict owed just $28.50 in past-due rent, and the grand total amounted to less than $5,000.
Since early 2020, 12 eviction lawsuits have been filed against residents of Columbia Tower at MLK Village, which Warnock's church owns 99% of.
The average rent owed by the residents clocked in at just $125 a month.
The building has received over $15 million in taxpayer funding.
— Andrew Kerr (@AndrewKerrNC) October 11, 2022
Yet, Warnock is raking it in . . .
And to make matters even worse for Senator Warnock, while he was attempting to evict the “chronically homeless” and people with “mental disabilities” from low-income housing in the middle of the pandemic, he was living high on the hog.
In addition to his church paying him $120,000 per year salary, the church also provides Raphael Warnock with a more than $7,400 per month housing allowance – and that doesn’t even include the book deal that paid him over $240,000 in 2020.
It also doesn’t include his more than $164,000 per year U.S. Senate salary, which he’s received since taking office in 2021.
Yet, he still pushed to evict 12 “chronically homeless” or people with “mental disabilities” in the middle of COVID – which he claimed rendered it impossible for anyone to pay rent – for owing nearly $2,500 less than his monthly housing allowance.
Quite frankly, when you add in the $15 million in taxpayer funding the church also received for the low-income housing, it’s almost impossible for Senator Warnock to be a bigger hypocrite.
And no one was quicker to point that out than Warnock’s Republican opponent in next month’s Midterm elections Herschell Walker.
A turning point in the Georgia Senate race?
Quickly after The Washington Free Beacon’s report was published, the former University of Georgia Heisman Trophy winner was quick to condemn Warnock’s hypocrisy.
He even made an incredibly generous offer.
“I have never known a preacher that likes abortion even after birth, won’t pay his child support and evicts poor people to the street,” Walker wrote on Twitter. “I will pay the $4500 in past due rents listed in this news article to keep @ReverendWarnock from evicting these people.”
I have never known a preacher that likes abortion even after birth, won’t pay his child support and evicts poor people to the street. I will pay the $4500 in past due rents listed in this news article to keep @ReverendWarnock from evicting these people. https://t.co/IqSBIWUnLU
— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) October 11, 2022
Needless to say, such a response to Warnock’s hypocrisy has garnered Walker plenty of attention online.
But the story in general, especially considering the rampage Senator Warnock and other Democrats were on throughout COVID, could very well inflict a serious blow to the Senator’s campaign.
With Election Day literally right around the corner, the last thing any campaign needs is for your candidate’s hypocrisy and threats to evict the “chronically homeless” and people with “mental disabilities” from their homes over a measly $125 on average.
If nothing else, with the corporate-controlled media constantly attempting to tear down Walker, at least having the truth about Senator Warnock exposed helps level the playing field a little.
Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.