Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker is trying to drum up support as he heads into a December 6 runoff election with incumbent Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock (D).
Why is there a runoff? The Associated Press explains:
A third candidate, Libertarian Chase Oliver, took 2.1% in the initial round of balloting Nov. 8. That was enough to keep both Warnock and Walker, the former University of Georgia football standout, from taking more than half the vote, which is required to avoid a runoff.
Less than 1 percentage point separated Warnock and Walker, with Warnock slightly ahead. They will be the only candidates up for consideration Dec. 6.
As he’s done repeatedly since he announced his candidacy, Walker is making a complete fool of himself with remarks he made to a group of supporters, asking them, “Do you know we’re the greatest country in the United States…?”
Yes, we most certainly are the greatest country in the United States because we ARE the United States! Damn! Thanks for that information, Captain Obvious.
If you’ve followed Walker’s campaign at all, then you’ll know this is about the 10 millionth stupid thing he’s said since he announced his candidacy with the enthusiastic support of disgraced, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump. Here’s a few other examples:
- “They continue to try to fool you like they’re helping you out, but they’re not. They’re not helping you out, because a lot of the money is going to trees. You know that, don’t you? It’s going into trees. We’ve got enough trees. Don’t we have enough trees around here?”
- In a July 9 appearance, he spoke about climate change, suggesting that Georgia’s “good air decides to float over” to China, replacing China’s “bad air,” which goes back to Georgia, where “we got to clean that back up.”
- At a town hall and lunch for women on August 19 in Wrightsville, he said that inflation affects women more than men because “they gotta buy groceries.”
Twitter lit up with mockery for Walker’s latest gaffe.