Interview

GA Senate Candidate Latham Saddler: We Need ‘Real Leadership,’ Not ‘Celebrities’

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Latham Saddler.
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During a special runoff election in 2021, radical Democrat Raphael Warnock won a Senate seat in the state of Georgia.

Warnock defeated Republican Kelly Loeffler, who was appointed after former Senator Johnny Isakson resigned with three years left in his term. Because of this turnover, Warnock will face another Republican opponent in November 2022.

One possible Republican challenger to Warnock is former Navy SEAL Latham Saddler, who announced his candidacy in April.

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Saddler, and ask him why he believes he’s the best candidate to take on Democrat Raphael Warnock in the 2022 election.

“I’m the candidate that checks the two boxes that actually matter. I’m the only candidate that can actually beat Raphael Warnock in a general election in Georgia,” Saddler said. “And I’m the only candidate that has the experience to get up to Washington and actually serve effectively as Georgia’s next United States Senator.”

Saddler explained his reasoning, noting that as Director of Intelligence Programs on the National Security Council under former President Trump, he has experience “running our country’s black ops portfolio and putting our adversaries on their heels.”

“Georgia deserves to have a United States Senator that actually has the experience at the national level advancing [America First] policies,” Saddler added.

As for running against former football star Herschel Walker, who has been endorsed by Trump and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Saddler said that this is no time for celebrity leadership.

“These are very serious times for our country that require serious leadership,” he stated.

Herschel’s doing the Biden basement strategy. He doesn’t show up to debates; he doesn’t take questions whenever he rarely gets out on the trail; and he just moved over here after almost 30 years of living in Texas to be handed the United States Senate seat from Georgia — that’s not going to happen. And the people in Georgia that I come across, when they see that, that’s not what they want. They want an authentic, next generation, America First leader for this seat, and I’m the only candidate in this race that has that background.

TRANSCRIPT:

Q: Can you talk about specifically why Warnock is as dangerous as many people say he is, and what makes you the best candidate to take him on as opposed to the other several candidates who are already in the race?

SADDLER: Yeah. I mean, I really appreciate this question. For starers, with Warnock, I mean, look, his voting record matches identically with Schumer and Pelosi. I mean, they made a case, Biden and Warnock, made this case to the people of Georgia that they were going to moderate and be this stabilizing force, and they’ve done a dead-heat sprint to the far-Left, and we’re feeling the effects of it right now. And that’s not what Georgians signed up for.

And again, you look at — people are hurting right now. I mean, they’re worried about their individual freedoms; they’re worried about even expressing free speech. I have moderates now that tell me, not just conservatives, Latham, I’m scared to express my real views in this country because I’m worried the woke mob’s going to come after me and dox me. I didn’t even know what doxing was till earlier this year. This is not America.

The woke America, that might be Warnock’s vision for America, but that’s not my vision for America, and that’s not Georgians’ vision for America, and he’s duped Georgians, and he’s going to be held accountable next year in this election. I can’t wait to get on the debate stage to do just that.

Why am I the guy to beat him? Why am I the best candidate in this race? A number of reasons. I’m the candidate that checks the two boxes that actually matter. I’m the only candidate that can actually beat Raphael Warnock in a general election in Georgia. And I’m the only candidate that has the experience to get up to Washington and actually serve effectively as Georgia’s next United States Senator. And why is that? I mean, most people don’t tout Washington experience, but I was up there in the Trump administration the first two and a half years. The first 18 months of it, I was running our country’s black ops portfolio and putting our adversaries on their heels where they belong. And Georgia has always had a national security expert in the Senate, all the way back to Sam Nunn and Richard B. Russell and others. And we’re missing that now. But then I became a White House fellow, and worked on domestic policy issues, and I worked on workforce development, and I was part of the team that got the First Step Act passed.

So I, at the national level, experienced Washington fighting for the right agenda, the America First policy agenda, and Georgia deserves to have that agenda back in Washington, and Georgia deserves to have a United States Senator that actually has the experience at the national level advancing those policies. And I’ll tell you, I send that message all across this state, and everybody’s getting in the boat.

I’m up against my childhood football hero, Herschel Walker. I love Herschel, he’s a fantastic football player, but this is not college athletics. These are very serious times for our country that require serious leadership. Celebrities are not going to bail us out. We’ve got to do the work ourselves, and it’s going to require real leadership, and I’m doing the work. I’m out-hustling everybody else in this race.

Herschel’s doing the Biden basement strategy. He doesn’t show up to debates; he doesn’t take questions whenever he rarely gets out on the trail; and he just moved over here after almost 30 years of living in Texas to be handed the United States Senate seat from Georgia — that’s not going to happen. And the people in Georgia that I come across, when they see that, that’s not what they want. They want an authentic, next generation, America First leader for this seat, and I’m the only candidate in this race that has that background.

For more about Latham Saddler, you can visit his website here, or follow him on Twitter.

My full interview with Saddler will be posted on Sunday.

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