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5 reactions to Rev. Raphael Warnock’s historic election as Georgia’s first black senator

5 reactions to Rev. Raphael Warnock’s historic election as Georgia’s first black senator

1. The Atlantic writer Emma Green praised Warnock’s win as the election of a “progressive, black, vocal, Christian” voice to the U.S. Senate.

Rev. Raphael Warnock, a pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s old church, holds a sign that quotes the former civil rights icon: "Of all forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane," at a Moral Monday Georgia protest at the Georgia Capitol, March 18, 2014, Atlanta, Ga. | (Photo: Creative Loafing/Joeff Davis)

“When I profiled @ReverendWarnock, he was game to talk policy, but he lit up when I asked about the Bible, Jesus's vision of justice, and what it means to lead prophetically. Georgia just elected a progressive, Black, vocal Christian to the U.S. Senate,” Green said on Twitter.

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