The Senate is currently split 50/50, with Kamala Harris serving as the tie-breaking vote.
With such a razor-thin majority, Democrats can’t afford to lose any seats to Republican challengers this fall.
But now a Democrat Senator just got caught in a scandal that could cost Chuck Schumer his job.
With the Midterm elections coming up in less than four months, the political atmosphere is toxic for Democrats.
Joe Biden’s Presidency has been a total disaster for the country.
Inflation is skyrocketing, sending gas and food prices to all-time highs.
The supply chain debacle is causing shortages in critical items, like baby formula.
President Joe Biden’s bungling of foreign policy has America facing the threat of a potential nuclear war with Russia.
The border is wide open, allowing unprecedented numbers of illegal aliens and dangerous drugs like fentanyl to flood into the country.
And to add insult to injury, President Biden’s signature legislative proposal, the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act (BBB), is dead in the water.
Joe Biden’s disastrous Presidency is dragging Democrats down across the board, and threatens to end Chuck Schumer’s role as Majority Leader after November.
In order to maintain control of the Senate, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has zero room for Democrats to make any mistakes.
That’s why Senator Schumer must be worried sick over the scandal that just surfaced involving Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA).
Georgia is a top battleground state for Democrats this fall, where incumbent Raphael Warnock is taking on football legend Herschel Walker.
Senator Warnock was previously embroiled in a nasty custody battle with his ex-wife, who claimed he ran over her foot with his car on purpose, and accused him of neglecting their children and refusing to pay childcare payments.
But now Warnock is facing another scandal, this time for improperly using campaign funds for a personal legal battle.
“The case, first filed in 2019 by Atlanta resident Melvin Robertson, involved baffling and seemingly baseless allegations against Warnock that date back to 2005 when he was a pastor,” POLITICO reported. “It was dismissed by a federal district court judge in Georgia without any of the defendants being served. But Robertson refiled a similar lawsuit in April 2021, outlining the same allegations against Warnock while also suing Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he has long served as senior pastor, and other public figures.”
“This time, Warnock was serving in the Senate,” POLITICO wrote, adding that “he enlisted his campaign attorneys from Elias Law Group to represent him in the case, along with an Atlanta firm, Krevolin & Horst, which assisted ELG.”
According to federal law, candidates are only allowed to use campaign funds for “litigation expenses where the candidate/officeholder was the defendant and the litigation arose directly from campaign activity or the candidate’s status as a candidate.”
Based on that wording, Senator Ralph Warnock violated the law by using campaign funds to pay for a legal battle that arose long before he entered the U.S. Senate in 2020.
Even if the FEC lets Senator Warnock off the hook, in a tight race with football legend Herschel Walker, he can’t afford to make any mistakes.
And constantly having to explain away scandal after scandal to voters is a losing strategy that could put Chuck Schumer out of power in November.
Stay tuned to Conservative Underground News for any updates to this ongoing story.