Atlanta, GA — Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church and Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate Reverend Raphael Warnock today challenged Senator Kelly Loeffler to three televised debates before the January 5th runoff election.
Reverend Warnock intends to participate in the Atlanta Press Club debate on December 6th, and invites Senator Loeffler to also confirm her attendance. The campaign will participate in two additional televised debates, with at least one outside of Atlanta.
“This is an opportunity for Georgians to hear from their U.S. Senate candidates, and for Kelly Loeffler to explain why she’s voted to allow the anti-health care lawsuit to move forward even though it could end health care coverage for 1.8 million Georgians who have a pre-existing condition, why she chose to profit off of the pandemic instead of prepare Georgia for it, and why she hasn’t taken action in months to help the Georgians impacted by this public health and economic crisis,” said Terrence Clark, communications director for Reverend Raphael Warnock. “We look forward to her reply.”
In the only debate before the November 3rd election, Senator Loeffler was asked directly if there was something the president had said or done that she disagreed with – for instance his mishandling of the coronavirus or disparagement of veterans – and she replied simply, “no.”
About Reverend Warnock
Reverend Raphael Warnock grew up in Kayton Homes public housing in Savannah. Fifteen years ago, he was chosen to serve as Senior Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the former pulpit of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is only the fifth Senior Pastor in the history of the church and the youngest pastor ever selected to serve in that position. Reverend Warnock believes his service does not stop at the church door, and has been an advocate to expand health care coverage and to ensure hardworking Georgians can make a living wage. As Senator, Reverend Warnock will bring to Washington the concerns of struggling Georgia families who wonder why no one is looking out for them, and focus on fighting for quality, affordable health care, for the dignity of working people who are paid too little as our government works more for Wall Street, and to make sure every voice is heard.
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