Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday broadcast previously unseen video of police responding to a domestic dispute between Democratic Georgia Senate candidate Raphael Warnock and his then-wife.
As Carlson noted, Warnock is running against Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler in one of two closely contested Jan. 5 runoffs that will determine which party controls the Senate.
The video: Ouleye Ndoye can be seen in the March 9 body camera footage telling a responding Atlanta police officer that Warnock ran over her foot with a car during a heated argument — and that her husband has a dark side.
- “I’ve been very quiet about the way that he is for the sake of my kids and his reputation,” Ndoye said, noting that Warnock was about to officially launch his Senate campaign.
- “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,” she added.
- “And he’s a great actor. He is phenomenal at putting on a really good show.”
Warnock, the senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, told the officer that he didn’t believe he hit Ndoye with the car; officials found no injury to her foot and did not file charges.
- Later, Warnock flatly denied Ndoye’s allegations to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, saying that “it didn’t happen.”
- The couple were getting divorced at the time, and they finalized the process in May.
In a statement on Tuesday, Loeffler called the bodycam footage “deeply troubling.”
- “Domestic abuse is a very serious issue, and this new body cam footage is certainly difficult to watch,” she said. “Georgians deserve answers to these very serious allegations, and his ex-wife’s voice deserves to be heard.”