A leftist political party that advocates for defunding the police and that received a million-dollar donation from globalist speculator George Soros is actively supporting Democratic Senate candidate Raphael Warnock.
The left-leaning Working Families Party (WFP), founded in 1998, announced on Nov. 23 that it is backing Warnock in the Georgia runoff. Warnock will contest against current Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) on Jan. 21, 2021.
“We will be organizing to support Rev. Warnock in the U.S. Senate runoff election in Georgia!” the WFP said.
The race for the Senate in Georgia is crucial because it could determine which party achieves a majority in the Upper House. Currently, Democrats and Republicans are tied 48-48.
Although Warnock’s campaign has not mentioned defunding the police, the WFP has openly called for such action.
“End white supremacy. Transform this country. Defund the police,” the group said in September.
— Working Families Party 🐺 (@WorkingFamilies) September 23, 2020
A month earlier, the group tweeted, “The only way to stop police violence is to defund the police.”
The only way to stop police violence is to defund the police and instead create, uplift and fund the community services that keep Black people safe, healthy and free. 2/
— Working Families Party 🐺 (@WorkingFamilies) August 24, 2020
In case there was any doubt, on May 31, he published a tweet that said, “Defund the police.”
Defund the police.
— Working Families Party 🐺 (@WorkingFamilies) May 31, 2020
According to Politico, a Soros-funded PAC donated $1 million to the party earlier this year.
Political Action Committees (PACs) are private organizations that seek to assist or interfere in elections and encourage or discourage the adoption of certain laws.
PACs raise and receive money from lobbyists, which allows them to advance their particular group’s interests and contribute financially to the various candidates’ political campaigns.
The WFP also has a statute that calls for the diversion of “resources away from policing, jails and detention centers, endless wars and agencies that separate families.”
Several members of the Democratic Party have argued that the party’s poor performance in the last election was related to precisely these radical positions, like those of the WFP.
“Stop sloganeering. Sloganeering kills people. Sloganeering destroys movements,” said Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) about the labels “socialist,” “progressive,” etc.
“This foolishness about you got to be this progressive or that progressive. That phrase ‘defund the police’ cost Jaime Harrison tremendously,” Clyburn explained to Axios about the South Carolina politician who lost the Senate race to current Republican Senator Lindsey Graham.
“When you ask somebody, ‘Why would you want to defund the police?’ They’ll tell you, ‘That’s not what we mean—this is what we mean.’ My position is—in politics, the moment you start explaining what you mean—you are losing the argument,” he added.
Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) agreed with his party colleagues that socialist messages hurt the Democrats’ chances of winning more seats in Congress.
In a dialogue with Fox News, Manchin pledged to the audience not to vote yes to end the filibuster or expand the Supreme Court’s membership, as some Democrats from the more radical wing have threatened to do.
“I commit to you tonight, and I commit to all of your viewers and everyone else that’s watching. I want to allay those fears. I want to rest those fears for you right now because when they talk about whether it be packing the courts or ending the filibuster, I will not vote to do that,” he said.
Manchin also criticized socialism, the proposal to defund the police, and Medicare for All.
“That’s not the Democrats I know. And yet, we’ve been tagged. If you’ve got a D by your name, you must be for all the crazy stuff, and I’m not,” he said.
It is within this framework that on Nov. 20, during a rally in Georgia, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence called on citizens to support the re-election of current Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA).
“[The Senate majority] could be the last line of defense for all that we’ve done to defend this nation, revive our economy, and preserve the God-given liberties that we hold dear,” Pence said.