Investigation Demanded Over Democrat Senator’s Massive Payday

(Patriot Insider) – If you ever see a leftist moving their lips, chances are, they are lying or involved in committing an act of corruption. I mean, if you want a really fantastic example of this truth, look toward President Joe Biden. Much evidence exists connecting him to an influence peddling scheme with members of his family such as his son Hunter Biden, where he profited from deals made with foreign business entities. But he’s not the only one who likes to break the law and fill his pockets.

According to the Washington Examiner, Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia might have violated federal law by using an apparent loophole to rake in a healthy chunk of cash through his part-time gig as a pastor, a watchdog group stated. First off, a radical left-wing socialist/communist claiming to be a man of God is an oxymoron, therefore, there’s no way, in the eyes of the Creator and Savior of the world, Warnock could possibly be a legitimate pastor. The Scriptures have a lot to say about who qualifies for such an office. A socialist politician, a thief using the power of the federal government to forcibly steal from his constituents and who cheats the law to make money off preaching the Word definitely does not meet those qualifications.

“On his 2022 financial disclosure, Warnock listed a salary of $155,000 from Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, though he alleged $125,000 of the amount was ‘deferred compensation for services before Jan. 20, 2021,’ allowing him to claim he didn’t bypass the roughly $30,000 outside income limit for senators. But because the $125,000 wasn’t listed as an asset on Warnock’s 2021 disclosure or 2020 and 2021 church financial records, the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust on Tuesday demanded the Senate Select Committee on Ethics ‘immediately investigate’ whether Warnock ran afoul of ethics rules,” the piece says.

“The fact that neither Senator Warnock nor his employer reportedly disclosed the ‘deferred compensation’ agreement prior to it being paid in 2022 indicates that it was likely not actually deferred compensation earned before Warnock became a senator,” FACT Executive Director Kendra Arnold went on to state in the complaint which was reported on by the Washington Free Beacon.

“Nevertheless, even if the parties entered into a deferred compensation agreement before he was a senator, it should have been disclosed before it was,” Arnold continued. “When the facts presented so clearly indicate a violation has occurred, it is incumbent on the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate, inform the public to maintain citizen confidence, and hold the senator responsible for violations should they be found.”

Warnock has served as a pastor on staff at Ebenezer Baptist Church since 2005. Ebenezer has counted Martin Luther King Jr. as its co-pastor from 1960 to 1968 when he was assassinated. The institution is also affiliated with the Progressive National Baptist Convention.

The watchdog group pointed out in the complaint that federal rules require those serving as senators and candidates running for the Senate to report all “deferred compensation” plans, along with the “parties, dates, and terms of the agreement.”

“FACT said the Ethics in Government Act ‘does not allow members to break the law without consequence,’ and pointed to provisions on how lawmakers skirting it could face fines of up to $50,000 or as much as one year in prison. Warnock’s 2022 disclosure made no mention of him being approved by the Senate Select Committee on Ethics for the ‘deferred compensation’ arrangement,” the Washington Examiner noted.

It continued, “The committee, which reviews misconduct allegations against lawmakers and is composed of three Republicans and three Democrats, greenlit Warnock in 2021 to bypass the earned income limit. The senator had disclosed earning $120,000 from Ebenezer, with $89,000 of that sum purportedly coming from a nontaxable ‘parsonage allowance’ the senator obtained to pay for his home in Atlanta worth $1 million, records show.”

“Either Sen. Warnock and his church had a deferred compensation agreement that both have conspicuously failed to report the existence of for years, or he received outside income of over four times the legal limit,” Arnold remarked in a statement given to the Washington Examiner.

When the outlet sent a request for comment on the matter to Warnock’s office and the Senate Ethics Committee, they did not receive a reply.

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