One fact becoming clearer every day he is in office: Raphael Warnock lied repeatedly to Georgians on the campaign trail to boost his own political prospects.
The latest example: Warnock’s spectacular flip flop on eliminating the filibuster.
As a candidate, Warnock repeatedly refused to take a position on whether he would rig the Senate rules to make it easier to pass far-left legislation Georgians don’t support. As recently as January 6 – the day after his election – Warnock refused to take a position, telling Meghan McCain of The View: “I’m not focused on any of those things.”
And on September 1, in the Wall Street Journal: “Rev. Raphael Warnock, who is vying for a GOP-held seat in Georgia—won’t say whether [he] would vote to end the filibuster if elected.”
And on April 17, Warnock told Huffington Post: “We’re taking a look at it.”
But lo and behold, now that Warnock has gotten beyond his election he’s not only made up his mind – according to CNN Warnock is one of the leading proponents of rigging the Senate rules to make it easier to pass controversial legislation: “Now Warnock, a Baptist pastor and one of just three Black members of the Senate, is beginning to lobby his Democratic colleagues to gut the Senate filibuster so that a simple majority of senators can advance voting-rights legislation and eliminate the potent 60-vote threshold once and for all — but he faces several key Democratic skeptics.”
Seems Warnock had his mind made up all along and felt comfortable lying about his true feelings just to win an election. Georgians deserved to know his position when deciding whether to elect him in January – but we’ll make sure they know by next November.