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Video Surfaces: Warnock prayed for Fidel Castro, reminding parishioners that U.S. also had a complex history

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A video of Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat contending for one of Georgia’s two contested Senate seats, has resurfaced of him praising communist Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

The 2016 video shows Warnock behind his church’s podium, giving a eulogy for Castro days after the dictator had passed away.

“We pray for the people of Cuba in this moment. We remember Fidel Castro, whose legacy is complex. Don’t let anyone tell you a simple story; life usually isn’t very simple. His legacy is complex, kind of like America’s legacy is complex,” Warnock said.

“While we focus on political prisoners in Cuba, you saw the folks standing here this morning,” he continued. “If some people get slapped on the hand for the same crime and others go to federal prison, then we too have our own political prisons because politics more than the crime politics of race and class. And in that sense, many of us have sisters and brothers who are political prisoners. We are about to pray to a man who was a political prisoner.”

Weeks before the video resurfaced, Warnock denied praising the communist leader and blamed incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler, his Republican opponent, for running “smear ads” against him, while being interviewed on CNN.

When asked if he understood why “so many people view Castro as a murderous tyrant and not someone to be celebrated,” he responded, “I’ll tell you what I understand. I understand why Kelly Loeffler’s trying to change the subject.”

“Do you understand why people would be appalled by anyone celebrating Fidel Castro?” CNN’s Jake Tapper asked.

“Well, absolutely, and I never have,” Warnock said.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESix8q1Cn8w&feature=emb_title

Loeffler has warned that Warnock is a “radical liberal” who’d “change America.”

You can follow Annaliese Levy on Twitter @AnnalieseLevy

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Biden’s Poor Polling and Harris’ Low Electability Rating Could Have Democrats Considering ‘Nuclear Option’

Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway

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With polls consistently showing a poor approval rating for President Joe Biden at below 40 percent, and a recent poll put Kamala Harris’ electability at only 28 percent, Democrats are in full panic mode.

Behind-the-scenes discussion of how Democrats could arrive at a third option for the next election is underway. Operatives are preparing for the possibility of a contested presidential primary in which other would-be nominees take on Ms. Harris, but that could be damaging for the party” reports the Telegraph.

Therefore, Democrats are allegedly whispering about a potential “nuclear option” that would call for current Vice President Harris to be nominated to the Supreme Court. The Telegraph writes that “while the scenario is highly improbable, and perhaps a reflection of a Washington rumor mill in overdrive, the fact it has come up at all shows the depths of the predicament the Biden administration currently finds itself in, amid rising inflation, a stalled domestic agenda, and foreign policy disasters.”

The theory in question would call for President Biden to nominate Harris to the Supreme Court in the event a seat opens in the next three years during his administration. Biden could then use “Section 2 of the 25thAmendment to nominate a more popular vice president”, adds the Telegraph.

Under Section 1 of the 25th Amendment, that new vice president could assume the presidency if Biden were to step down while president. They would then become the Democratic nominee in the 2024 presidential election. That same individual could also be the presumptive Democratic nominee in 2024 if Biden chooses not to run for re-election.

One piece of information that is wetting Democrats’ whistle is that current Supreme Court Justice Breyer has said he does not “want to stay on the Supreme Court until I die.”

The Telegraph notes that “the discussion over potential successors to Mr. Biden is highly unusual less than a year into an administration.”

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