With the American political world now focused intently on a pair of Senate races in the state of Georgia, the candidates involved are finding that their on-the-record comments from the past are coming back in a big way.
This is especially true of Rev. Raphael Warnock, who this week was revealed to have a strangely racial view of the opioid crisis in America.
During a sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2019, Warnock claimed that America treated the crack epidemic and the opioid crisis differently because the opioid primarily affected white Americans.
Warnock’s comments were received with applause at the church.
Warnock continued his analogy, noting that the crack epidemic was treated as a “war,” with “enemy combatants, prisoners of war,” and “militarized weapons of war on civilian streets.” In contrast, Warnock said that the opioid crisis has “patients.”
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