Atlanta’s Rev. Raphael Warnock arrested, released during July 18 protest in D.C.
Congressman Hank Johnson, a Democrat who represents the Fourth Congressional District and who also has been at the forefront of the battle, commended the two prominent pastors for standing up for Americans.
“Pastors Warnock and Hale are leaders who understand the devastating effect that repeal of the Affordable Care Act and the passage of the GOP budget proposal will have on the lives of millions of Americans and their families,” said Johnson. “I commend their efforts to make their voices heard. We’re still in a life-or-death battle for families across America. We will continue to turn up the heat against Republicans’ assault on the health and quality of life of children, seniors and working people. I stand willing to work with anyone on responsible legislation to strengthen the Affordable Care Act and pass our budget priorities, but I will not lend my vote to enact laws that give millionaires and billionaires a tax break at the expense of middle income taxpayers and their families.”