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The Rev. Raphael Warnock Reflects On His First Day In Washington

Newly elected Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Georgia, center, leaves a meeting Thursday with other members of the Democratic caucus at the Capitol in Washington. Warnock, the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, unseated Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia.
Newly elected Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Georgia, center, leaves a meeting Thursday with other members of the Democratic caucus at the Capitol in Washington. Warnock, the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, unseated Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia.
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It’s been almost one full day since the Rev. Raphael Warnock officially became a senator.

Vice President Kamala Harris swore him and fellow Georgia Democrat John Ossoff into office this week.

The event punctuated a long, messy and, at times, perilous journey to Washington for the Atlanta Baptist preacher.

But in many ways, it’s just the start.

When he spoke with WABE’s “All Things Considered” host Jim Burress, he was finishing up a pretty busy first day in the U.S. Capitol.

Lily Oppenheimer contributed to this report.