One Democrat’s response to this domestic violence scandal was bad news for Chuck Schumer
Control of the United States Senate is at stake in the January 5 runoff elections in Georgia.
Democrats are looking at those races as their chance to seize total control of government.
But this Democrat’s response to this domestic violence scandal was bad news for Chuck Schumer.
Democrat Raphael Warnock is challenging Republican incumbent Senator Kelly Loeffler in one of the runoff elections.
Polls show a neck and neck race where any one event could tip the race.
Democrats are worried that newly surfaced body cam footage from police officers responding to a domestic violence call made by Warnock’s ex-wife last March claiming Warnock ran over her foot with his car could be the death knell of his campaign.
Warnock’s response did not inspire confidence as he did not deny the allegation nor did he answer charges by his \ex-wife on the video that he allegedly may have been more abusive than just that one time.
“I’m going to stay focused on my family, which includes their mother, and I’m going to stay focused on the people of Georgia who during a pandemic are still waiting on relief all these months later while politicians including Kelly Loeffler are busy playing games,” Warnock told a local CBS reporter.
Loeffler responded with a statement calling attention to the serious nature of the allegations facing Warnock and his inability to answer questions about them.
“Domestic abuse is a serious issue that Georgians deserve answers to as to what exactly happened. Unfortunately, it follows a pattern of what we’ve seen that Raphael Warnock has not answered the hard questions in this campaign,” Loeffler’s statement read.
Republicans need to win just one of the two runoff races to secure their majority heading into the next Congress.
If Loeffler wins this race and denies Chuck Schumer power in the Senate, it very well could owe to the domestic violence allegations against Warnock.