'Who are we?' Senator Warnock calls Trump’s Georgia indictment 'a moral moment for our nation'

'Who are we?' Senator Warnock calls Trump’s Georgia indictment 'a moral moment for our nation'
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 18: Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) speaks at a press conference on Gun Safety legislation outside the U.S. Capitol Building on May 18, 2023 in Washington, DC. Sen. Warnock held the bicameral news conference to call for further congressional action to curb gun violence. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images).

United States Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-Georgia) told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Monday night that Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis' indictment of former President Donald Trump and eighteen of his associates for allegedly conspiring to steal Georgia's sixteen Electoral College votes after Trump lost the 2020 election to President Joe Biden is a referendum on the survivability of the American democratic experiment.

"So this is playing out in Georgia, in Fulton County, but this is a moral moment for our nation. We know who Donald Trump is," Warnock said. "The question right now is who are we, what kind of country are we going to be going forward? And as we watch all of this play out, we are reminded that democracy is not a noun. It's a verb. We are required to remain vigilant and active. It's a lot like brushing and flossing. There's never a moment when you can stop, otherwise you have decay. And so while Donald Trump and the other defendants may be at the center of this particular case, my eye is on the democracy itself because I believe in democracy."

Warnock added, "I believe that it is the political enactment of a spiritual idea; this notion that each of us has within us a spark of the divine, and therefore we ought to have a voice in the direction of the country and our destiny within it. And that's what's under assault. And all of us as Americans, as Americans, have to stand up and fight for that which is precious, and rare in the history of humankind — democracy."

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