A Conversation With Senator Raphael Warnock

As struggles over voting rights loom across the United States, Georgia’s first Black senator shares his vision for the future.,

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A Conversation With Senator Raphael Warnock

As struggles over voting rights loom across the United States, Georgia’s first Black senator shares his vision for the future.

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Republican-led legislatures are racing to restrict voting rights, in a broad political effort that began in the state of Georgia. To many Democrats, it’s no coincidence that Georgia — once a Republican stronghold — has just elected its first Black senator: Raphael Warnock. Today, we speak to the senator about his path from pastorship to politics, the fight over voting rights and his faith that the old political order is fading away.


Astead W. Herndon, a national political reporter for The New York Times.

ImageMr. Warnock was previously a pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once preached.
Mr. Warnock was previously a pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once preached.Credit…Getty Images

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