Georgia’s U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, who is also the senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church, reminded AJC that violent insurrectionists who stormed the U.S. Capitol avoided arrest on Jan. 6, yet a Georgia state legislator was arrested for knocking on a door in her workplace.

“Today is a very sad day for the state of Georgia,” he said. “What we have witnessed today is a desperate attempt to lock out and squeeze the people out of their own democracy.”