Warnock pushes gun control but paid over $100K to private security firm

Warnock pushes gun control but paid over $100K to private security firm

Biden to announce executive actions on gun control 00:00 00:0004:25GO LIVE Facebook Twitter Email Embed SpeedNormal Autoplay Sen. Raphael Warnock has been calling for gun control in recent weeks, despite his campaign spending over $100,000 on "security services" from a private security firm as recently as February. The Georgia Democrat spent six-figures on private security— a luxury most Americans can’t afford — during his Senate campaign. Warnock has advocated for stricter gun control measures. Federal Election Commission filings released Thursday show that Warnock’s campaign paid $60,956 to Executive Protection Agencies, an Atlanta-based private security detail company, in January and early February. Warnock’s campaign also paid the company $76,000 for protection services in October and November of last year, according to records. The company’s website says the group provides executive protection that comes with a "keen eye with a thorough knowledge of the venue through threat assessment" for its clients. Warnock’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the payments. His campaign has dished out a total of $169,000 for its services since last fall. WARNOCK PUSHES FOR GUN CONTROL AFTER GEORGIA SHOOTING The first-term senator pushed for gun control last month following the deadly shooting that killed eight people in Atlanta, saying Congress must pass "reasonable gun control." During a "Meet the Press" interview, Warnock questioned Georgia’s state legislature on gun laws and asked how the "shooter was able to kill all of these folks the same day he purchased a firearm." The longtime pastor […]

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