Former football star player, Herschel Walker who has the support of former President Donald Trump, is considering making a bid for the U.S. Senate in Georgia. This would mean throwing out a challenge to Sen. Raphael Warnock’s reelection bid, and he and his family are looking at it seriously.
“I’m very honored that they would consider me running for the Senate, and my family, we’re still going through this process of praying and really considering it … and people want me to decide right now, and I said, ‘Guys, I’m going to take my time because this is a very serious, serious thing,'” he told Fox Business’s Maria Bartiromo on Sunday, April 11, 2021.
Herschel went on to say that he believes in God, this nation, and the people and that if he runs for election, he will stand up for the citizens of Georgia.
“Just stay tuned … It’s going to be exciting,” he added.
“My priority most of all would be America. … I want to bring people back together,” he confirmed.
Warnock, who defeated former Senator Kelly Loeffler in a special election in 2020, will have to defend his position in 2022 to a complete six-year term.
The Washington Examiner reports that Walker is seen as a solid contender to take on Warnock. In a head-to-head matchup, a poll that recently released found Trump’s supporter slightly beating the Democrat.
Walker has vigorously defended the former president in the face of criticism that Trump is racist.
“It hurt my soul to hear the terrible names that people called Donald,” Walker stated during last year’s Republican National Convention. “The worst one is racist. I take it as a personal insult that people would think I’ve had a 37-year friendship with a racist. People that think that don’t know what they’re talking about. Growing up in the Deep South, I’ve seen racism up close. I know what it is, and it isn’t Donald Trump.”
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Walker highlighted that President Trump “cares about social justice and the black community through his actions” and praised how he fights for the country.
“He keeps right on fighting to improve the lives of black Americans and all Americans. He works night and day. He never stops. He leaves nothing on the field. Some people don’t like his style … the way he knocks down obstacles that get in the way of his goals. People on opposing teams didn’t like it when I ran right over them either. But that’s how you get the job done,” Walker said.
“I pray every night, ‘God, give him some more time. Give him four more years.’ He has accomplished so much, almost all by himself and under constant attack. But there is more work to do. If you love America and want to make it better, Donald Trump is your President. He’s my President and I’m blessed to call him friend,” he concluded.
Since former Sen. David Perdue, who was beaten by a Democratic candidate in his 2020 Senate race, refused to run against Warnock in 2022, Walker’s support has grown even stronger.