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Warnock: Loeffler and those who have 'enabled' Trump have 'their fingerprints' on Capitol riots

Warnock: Loeffler and those who have 'enabled' Trump have 'their fingerprints' on Capitol riots
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Senator-elect Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) weighed in on Wednesday's riot at the Capitol building, saying Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerGeorgia Republican secretary of state hits Loeffler as 'weak,' 'fake Trumper' Loeffler asks Georgia attorney general to investigate Raffensperger over 2020 election Former Rep. Doug Collins won't enter Georgia Senate race MORE (R-Ga.) and other Republicans have their fingerprints on the attack. 

“The president and all of those who had enabled him, including Kelly Loeffler, who I ran against, and who has yet to concede this race, have their hands and their fingerprints are on this," Warnock said on SiriusXM’s The Joe Madison Show.

Loeffler's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.

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Warnock's comments come a couple of days after he defeated Loeffler in Georgia's Senate runoff race. His victory, along with fellow Georgia Democrat Jon Ossof's win over Sen. David PerdueDavid PerdueGeorgia Republican secretary of state hits Loeffler as 'weak,' 'fake Trumper' Warnock raises nearly M since January victory Georgia's top election official looks to shake political drama MORE (R-Ga.) have given Democrats control of the Senate. 

Loeffler, along with a number of GOP senators led by Sens. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate panel deadlocks in vote on sweeping elections bill Senate descends into hours-long fight over elections bill Ocasio-Cortez hits Yang over scrapped Eid event: 'Utterly shameful' MORE (R-Texas) and Josh HawleyJoshua (Josh) David HawleyRepublicans' 'marriage bonus' is social engineering at its worst Cruz outspending other senators on Facebook ads: report Press: Let us now praise Liz Cheney MORE (R-Missouri), had planned to oppose President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenKinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote Cheney in defiant floor speech: Trump on 'crusade to undermine our democracy' US officials testify on domestic terrorism in wake of Capitol attack MORE's Electoral College win on Wednesday before violence overtook the Capitol. 

Hours after the attack, Loeffler said she was dropping her plans to object to the results and condemned the violence. 

"The events that transpired have forced me to reconsider and I cannot now in good conscience object to certification of these electors. The violence, the lawlessness and siege of the halls of Congress are abhorrent and stand as a direct attack on what my objection was intended to protect: the sanctity of the American democratic process," Loeffler said. 

While Hawley and Cruz condemned the violence on Wednesday, the two Republican senators still voted to support objections to the election results in Arizona and Pennsylvania. 

"[Hawley and Cruz], they're thinking about 2024 and this crazy notion that somehow if they appeal to the worst in people, that they appeal to this base, that that gives them a chance," Warnock said. "So they were willing to sacrifice the nation, sacrifice its most cherished ideals of democracy, the peaceful transition of power for their own personal ambition."

Four people died amid the rioting on Wednesday, including one woman who was shot and killed by Capitol Police. The chaos ensued after a rally organized President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote READ: Liz Cheney's speech on the House floor Cheney in defiant floor speech: Trump on 'crusade to undermine our democracy' MORE's supporters in Washington, D.C., at which the president spoke.