GEORGIA senate hopeful Raphael Warnock has said America should “repent for its worship of whiteness”.
The Democrat’s candidate made his comments in a 2016 sermon in which he attacked supporters of the then presidential candidate Donald Trump.
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Warnock is up against the sitting Republican Kelly Loeffler in a pair of January 5 Senate runoffs in Georgia.
In the other race, Republican Senator David Perdue faces Democrat Jon Ossoff and the ballots will determine whether Republicans or Democrats lead the Senate after Joe Biden takes office.
Warnock is a pastor at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church where slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. once preached.
In the video he talks about “a man who has dominated the news and poisoned the discussion for months needs to repent, then it is doubly true that a nation that can produce such a man and make his vitriol go viral needs to repent”.
“No matter what happens next month, more than a third of the nation that would go along with this, is reason to be afraid,” he continues, in the video posted on conservative website The Daily Wire.
“America needs to repent for its worship of whiteness, on full display this season.”
The video emerged as the race between Warnock and Loeffler has begun to heat up with a Remington Research poll showing her on 49 per cent, a point ahead of her challenger.
A source close to the GOP candidate said Warnock's past sermons, speeches, public appearances and writings have produced "an embarrassment of riches".
She recently released two 30-second ads that accused the Democrat of celebrating “anti-American hatred,” praising “Marxism” and calling police thugs and gangsters.
“Saving the Senate is about saving America from that!” concludes one of the ads, in what the Loeffler campaign described as a statewide TV buy worth more than $1 million.
A spokesman for Warnock called the ads misleading and said they showed Loeffler “resorting to the lowest of the low attacks to try and salvage her campaign”.
Warnock also has gone on offense with two new ads this week with one accusing "billionaire" Loeffler of looking out for herself during the pandemic by dumping stocks.
Democrats need to win both seats to split the Senate 50-50 and give Vice President-elect Kamala Harris the tie-breaking vote.
Georgia has not elected a Democratic senator since 1996, but Biden narrowly leads President Donald Trump there by 49.5 per cent to 49.2 per cent in last week’s election.
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