Herschel Walker Considering Georgia Senate Run
CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 24: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this screenshot from the RNC’s livestream of the 2020 Republican National Convention, former NFL athlete Herschel Walker addresses the virtual convention on August 24, 2020. The convention is being held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic but will include speeches from various locations including Charlotte, North Carolina and Washington, DC.
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Former football star and proud Trump supporter Herschel Walker is now considering a U.S. Senate run in the state of Georgia to challenge Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) in his upcoming re-election bid.

Speaking with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business this past Sunday, Walker said that he and his family have been praying and will be thinking long and hard about running for the U.S. Senate seat in a state that has now become a magnet of controversy as leftists claim a new Jim Crow has arisen due to its newly-signed voter integrity law.

“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,” Walker told Bartiromo. “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. But I will tell you this: Herschel Walker believes in God, I believe in this country, I believe in the people, and I’m going to fight for the people of Georgia if I run, so just stay tuned. … It’s going to be exciting.”

Being a Georgia native, Walker also rebuked the Left’s assertion that Georgia’s voter integrity law is racist.

“Having an ID is a basic thing you gotta have,” he said. ” Right now, my grandfather, today, would be over 117 years old, and he had a driver’s license. Everyone born in America got a birth certificate.”

If he were to run, Walker said that his platform would be bringing America back together. As reported by the Washington Examiner, Walker is one of the top picks to challenge Warnock, with a recent poll showing “the Trump favorite narrowly defeating the incumbent Democrat in a head-to-head contest.”

Walker endorsed Trump at the Republican National Convention, after which, he claimed, his outspoken support for the president cost him friendships.

“In society today, if you’ve got a black friend, oh, jeez you’re like king,’’ Walker said. “But not one time has (Trump) asked me to speak for him. I don’t even think he knew I was going to speak this time. I’m the one that asked.’’

“Losing friends has been a big cost,’’ he added. “I lost some friends, and that’s what’s so strange about it. How could in a country like America you disagree with someone that you now want to injure that person or you just don’t want to talk to them no more? Where did it get that you become a country like that?’’

As to why he does not support the Democratic Party, Walker said their extremism pushed him away.

“I love the Lord Jesus Christ and when I start seeing the Democratic Party, and I want to say ‘the other party,’ when I start seeing them not want to talk about God and removing God, and then I saw the BLM burning a cross and also burning the Holy Bible and burning a flag, and that’s not something I want to be a part of. I’m not that,” Walker said.

Related: Herschel Walker: ‘I Lost Some Friends’ Due To Trump Support

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