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Loeffler on Warnock body cam footage: ‘Domestic abuse is a very serious issue’ — ‘Difficult to watch’

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The memo:

  • Body cam footage surfaced from a domestic dispute between Raphael Warnock and his then-wife earlier this year.
  • The 'deeply troubling' video is a political problem for Warnock and his running mate Jon Ossoff.

Democratic Senate candidate Raphael Warnock is once again in hot water after police body camera footage surfaced Tuesday evening from the aftermath of a domestic dispute between Warnock and his then-wife earlier this year.

Warnock has been praised as “a moral leader for our state and for our country” by his running mate, fellow Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff.

Ossoff has also defended Warnock throughout his controversies, including after the domestic allegations first were reported this spring, as “a man of God.”

In the newly unearthed body cam footage, Warnock’s wife at the time — Ouleye Ndoye — can be seen in tears speaking to a responding officer. She tells the officer that Warnock ran over her foot with his car following an argument.

“This man’s running for United States Senate, and all he cares about right now is his reputation,” she says in the video. “I’ve been very quiet about the way that he is for the sake of my kids and his reputation.”

“I’ve tried to keep the way that he acts under wraps for a long time, and today he crossed the line. So that is what is going on here. And he’s a great actor. He is phenomenal at putting on a really good show,” Ndoye adds.

Warnock and Ndoye have since finalized a divorce.

Reacting to the body cam footage in a statement, U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) said, “Raphael Warnock’s ex-wife Ouleye’s allegations are deeply troubling. Domestic abuse is a very serious issue, and this new body cam footage is certainly difficult to watch.”

“Georgians deserve answers to these very serious allegations, and his ex-wife’s voice deserves to be heard,” she concluded.

Warnock faces Loeffler at the ballot box on January 5, while Ossoff is challenging U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA). Early voting is ongoing.

Neither Warnock nor Ossoff have responded to public calls for comment after the body cam footage was released on Tuesday.

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Sean Ross is the editor-in-chief of The Georgia Memo and Yellowhammer News. You can reach him via email at Sean@GeorgiaMemo.com