“She bends over to these vicious personal attacks to distract from the fact that she fought with a former member of the Ku Klux Klan,” Ossoff said. “We deserve better than this in Georgia.”
Loeffler, who said she didn’t know who the former Klansman was when she took a picture with him and that he was later removed from their event, shot back that Ossoff – who faces her Republican Senator David Perdue – was not credible.
“Every Georgian knows that Jon Ossoff is a pathological liar. And he’s a trust fund socialist who never got a job except through the Chinese Communist Party, ”Loeffler said, repeating a debunked Perdue’s claim about Ossoff’s income.
Loeffler then turned her attention to her special election rival, Warnock, who was arrested in 2002 for allegedly obstructing a police investigation into child abuse claims in a Maryland camp he ran. The charges were dropped and attributed to “miscommunication”. The Baltimore Sun reported at the timeWarnock was not suspected of abuse and was later seen as helpful to investigators. A former camper, now 30, told the story The Washington Free Beacon In a story published this week, he was thrown urine and had to sleep outside at some point.
Warnock has also come under fire over a domestic argument involving his now-ex-wife, who accused him of running his car over her foot in March. Police at the time found her foot showed no signs of such an injury, and her lawyer told The Atlanta Journal Constitution that she wanted her privacy. On Wednesday, the National Republican Senatorial Committee ran a television commercial calling Warnock a fake and showing police body recordings of the incident in which his former wife called Warnock a “great actor.”
Loeffler also referred to this incident when bringing up Ossoff’s comments about her.
“If he tells lies about who I camp with, I will speak the truth about who he camps with,” she said. “He stands up for Raphael Warnock, who has a past of child abuse and domestic violence and who celebrated Jeremiah Wright, Karl Marx, Fidel Castro, James Cone and Louis Farrakhan. He attacked our police, our military. He has attacked Israel, small businesses and every single Georgian. “
However, there is no evidence that Warnock “celebrated” Marx, Castro or Farrakhan Warnock had written that the “Marxist criticism of the black church has much to teach” Castro was speaking in a New York church where Warnock was youth pastor in 1995, and Warnock had named Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam “Important for the development of black theology.”
Warnock and Ossoff’s campaigns have denied that they are socialists, and Warnock previously mentioned Loeffler’s attacks misleading to him. Warnock did not clearly condemn socialism and Marxism when Loeffler asked him to do so in their only debate last month, even though he said he believed “in our free enterprise system”.