Marie Harf calls Raphael Warnock 'moderate' despite anti-Israel, leftist comments

Marie Harf calls Raphael Warnock 'moderate' despite anti-Israel, leftist comments


Former Obama administration official Marie Harf on Thursday described Georgia Senate candidate Raphael Warnock as a political “moderate” despite his history of leftist, anti-Israel comments, as well as his praise of Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

“We elected a moderate as president, Joe Biden, and when you look at Rev. Warnock, who is running against [Sen.] Kelly Loeffler, when you look at Jon Ossoff, who is running against [Sen.] David Perdue: They are not far-left candidates,” said Ms. Harf, a former Obama State Department senior advisor, on Fox’s “Outnumbered.” “They are moderate candidates.”

Her defense came with Democrats struggling to counter a deluge of GOP criticism aimed at Mr. Warnock, the senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, who is challenging the Republican Loeffler in one of the two Georgia run-off races that will determine control of the Senate.

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A poll released Wednesday by the Kansas-based Remington Research Group showed Ms. Loeffler and Mr. Warnock virtually tied at 49% to

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