Sen. says GOP using Laken for ‘cheap political points’

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Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) on Sunday accused Republicans of using the death of 22-year-old Laken Riley to “score cheap political” points after she was invoked during President Biden’s State of the Union address.

“I can tell you as a pastor who has done hundreds of eulogies, and presided over all kinds of funerals, there is no grief worse than when nature is tragically reversed and rather than the children burying the parents, the parents have to bury the children. And so it’s unfortunate that in this moment of grief, there are those who are trying to score cheap political points,” Warnock said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“And the fact that they are those who walked away from this bipartisan legislation or at least a chance to debate it and now they’re trying to score political points in the wake of a young woman’s death. That is craven politics at its worst. it’s what turns people away from politics. And I think we can do much better than that. We can secure the border, and we can make sure that we are doing everything we can to make sure our children are safe,” Warnock continued.


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