The United States Senate’s wife, Reverend Raphael Warnock, told a police officer in March that her husband is “a great actor” and “phenomenal at putting on a really good show,” after Warnock denied her allegations that he was deliberate about her. foot had run.
The comments were heard on police camera footage obtained by Tucker Carlson Tonight. They revolved around a domestic dispute between Warnock and his wife in early March.
The incident was first reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, as Warnock was gearing up to run against GOP Senator Kelly Loeffler in what has become a drawn-out election that will determine which party controls the United States Senate.
The footage shows a police officer driving to Warnock’s home in Atlanta. Warnock tells the officer that his wife called the police because he claimed he ran over her foot.
“Did you run over her foot?” the officer asks.
“I don’t think so,” says Warnock. “I do not think so.”
Warnock, who is the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, explains that he and his wife, Ouleye Ndoye, are in the process of divorcing and domestic disputes between them are escalating.
Warnock tells the officer that they had a fight that morning over divorce papers while their two children were present. He says his wife prevented him from closing the car door by standing in front of it.
“I don’t want to enter a pushing competition with her. So I go back, get back in the car and start moving slowly, like I’m moving forward. Then she claims I ran over her foot.” Warnock says to the officer.
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The officer then goes to Warnock’s wife who is now outside the house to hear her side of the story. She tells the officer that she tried to get Warnock’s autograph for a passport so that she can take the children to her family in West Africa after her grandfather’s death. She says that Warnock refused to speak to her when he got into the car.
‘He says,’ Ouleye, close the door. I’m leaving, ” his wife says to the officer, crying. And I was like, ‘Just listen to me. If your mom died and I had the kids. Wouldn’t you want me to let them go with you to the funeral? And he just starts backing up. That was him. “It’s not. It’s not fast, I’m not bleeding. But I just can’t believe he would run me over.”
Asked if she thought it was intentional, she says, “Of course. I was standing here. The door was open and I leaned against the car. How can you steer the car when I’m leaning against it? ‘
Later she tells the officer that she wants to report it.
“This man is running for the United States Senate and all he cares about right now is his reputation,” she told the officer. ‘I’ve been very quiet about the way he is for the sake of my children and his reputation.’
She adds, “I’ve tried for a long time to keep the way he behaves a secret, and today he crossed the line. So that’s what’s going on here. And he’s a great actor. phenomenal at putting on a really good show. ”
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Medical officials found no visible signs of injury to his wife’s foot, and Warnock was never charged with a crime. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the estranged couple completed their divorce proceedings in May.