The Georgia runoff race for the last Senate seat is already in full swing, as the contest is garnering a record number of early votes.
So far, the battle between Sen. Raphael Warnock and GOP challenger Herschel Walker appears to once again be neck-and-neck.
But a new scandal might’ve just damaged the Democrat’s chances.
While Walker still has to overcome several hurdles of his own, it looks like Warnock’s former church played host to a highly controversial guest.
Between 1991 and 2001, Warnock was an assistant pastor of an Abyssinian church who welcomed Leonard Jeffries at least three times as a speaker.
This poses a serious problem, given Jeffries’ history.
From Fox News:
At the time of his first appearance at the Abyssinian church in 1991, Leonard Jeffries was embroiled in a legal battle to retain his position as the Black studies department chair at City University of New York (CUNY).
He was ultimately removed from his position after a years-long dispute over racist and antisemitic remarks, including blaming Jewish people for the transatlantic slave trade…
Jeffries also held the theory that higher melanin levels in black individuals make them superior to white people.
Essentially, he’s accused of being an antisemite and a black supremacist, and this person was a guest of a church Warnock belonged to for a decade.
It’s also worth noting that Jeffries is the uncle of Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, who is expected to replace Nancy Pelosi as the Democratic House leader.
Currently, we don’t know if Warnock was actually working at the church when Leonard Jeffries spoke there.
However, the mere fact that he’s linked to a church that hosted Jeffries may be problematic for voters, especially with antisemitism in the spotlight.
Kanye West’s antisemitic comments have been in the news quite a bit lately, for example.
And in this case, Jeffries “preaches Jew-hatred like a religion” according to a 1991 report by the American Jewish Committee (AJC).
Whether or not this news has an impact on runoff voting remains to be seen.
- Sen. Raphael Warnock’s former church played host to an accused antisemite and black supremacist.
- Leonard Jeffries spoke at least 3 times at an Abyssinian church Warnock was a member of for 10 years.
- The AFC said Jeffries “preaches Jew-hatred like a religion,” and reportedly pushed black supremacist theory.
Source: Fox News