In a December 2017 sermon at his Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Democrat Senate candidate Raphael Warnock slammed GOP senators who passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 for launching a “vicious and evil attack on the most vulnerable people in America.” He also likened them to the biblical King Herod, claiming they’re “willing to kill children” to preserve wealth and power.
“While others were sleeping, members of the United States Senate declared war, launched a vicious and evil attack on the most vulnerable people in America,” Warnock ranted in the sermon, comparing them to Herod, who ordered the killing of male children two years old and younger in Bethlehem to kill Jesus Christ, according to the Book of Matthew.
“Herod is on the loose. Herod is a cynical politician, who’s willing to kill children and kill the children’s health program in order to preserve his own wealth and his own power,” Warnock said, adding that the Senate “decided by a slim majority to pick the pockets of the poor, the sick, the old, and the yet unborn in order to line the pockets of the ultra-rich.”
Fact check: the tax cuts demonstrably elevated the prosperity of lower- and middle-class Americans. Doing away with them, as the Democrats promise to do under a Biden administration, will not enrich those classes but oppress them.
“Don’t tell me about gangsters and thugs on the streets; there are more gangsters and thugs in Washington, D.C., in the Capitol than there are — a bunch of them,” he added. He’s not wrong there, and if the cheating Democrats have their way, the thuggish Warnock will be adding to their number.