Democratic Senator Blames Failing Economy On Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

On Monday, Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) told reporters during a press conference that the failing economy is due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Surveys show that the economy is a top issue for voters as they consider candidates in the Nov. 8 midterm elections, so Democratic candidates have been facing tough questions about their party’s economic policies.

A reporter questioned Warnock about the state of the economy during a press conference this week.

“We’ve been talking to a lot of voters who say the economy is a top issue for them,” the reporter began. “Democrats have been in control of the White House, of Congress for the past few years, inflation has soared.”

“Why should Georgia voters give you another chance?” she asked.

Warnock, who stood in front of a group of students from Morehouse College, paused briefly before he delivered his response.

“We are still in the throes of a pandemic that dragged on for more than two years,” he replied.

The economy continues to be a tough topic to tackle for Democratic hopefuls, with the inflation rate up 8.2% from a year ago at this time.

In the Phoenix metropolitan area, one of the hardest hit areas by inflation, the inflation rate is at an astounding 13%. That is the worst inflation rate of any U.S. city in over 20 years.

Blake Masters, the Republican senatorial candidate in Arizona, pressed Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) on his party’s economic policies during a debate last week.

“They caused this crushing inflation, and it’s ruining people’s lives,” Masters stated.

“Joe Biden is spending like a drunken sailor,” he added.

President Joe Biden faced a similar line of questioning while eating ice cream at a Baskin-Robbins in Portland, Oregon, over the weekend. When asked about the rapid rate of inflation, Biden said it was a worldwide problem and the American “economy is strong as hell.”

“I’m not concerned about the strength of the dollar,” Biden said. “I’m concerned about the rest of the world.”

“So the problem is the lack of economic growth and sound policy in other countries, not so much ours,” Biden claimed.