Herschel Walker (R-Ga.) addresses former President Trump’s endorsement as he prepares for a Senate struggle to restore America’s ideals, claiming that it’s time for someone who cares about the country to take control.
Donald Trump’s backing is crucial for Georgia GOP Senate primary contender Herschel Walker, a professional football legend.
“It’s very important to have the endorsement of President Trump because I think President Trump knows that I can get the job done here in Georgia,” Walker told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday, Sept 26, a day after speaking at a Perry, Georgia, Save America rally hosted by Trump.
“This is not something that he’s known me just to say that he wanted me to run for that Senate seat. But he’s known me since the early 80s that he knows that I’m going to get into Washington and I’m going to do what’s right,” he continued.
“You know, I don’t know whether Raphael Warnock is a Marxist, but I do know that that I’m a better man for the job. I think he’s had a position for a little bit. And now it’s time for someone to take over that care about America,” Walker added.
“You know, that’s one of the basic things I think we need to put people in office. They got to care about America first. They got to care about the Constitution. They got to care about our basic rights. Those are the things that right now that we’re losing,” the football legend stressed.
If Walker wins the GOP Senate primary, he will run for Sen. Raphael Warnock’s seat, which he won in a special election on Jan. 5 over former Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.). Loeffler was supported for the position by beleaguered GOP Gov. Brian Kemp, according to Newsmax.
Kemp and Warnock were among those who drew Trump’s wrath during the event on Saturday night, Sept. 25.
During his speech, Trump revealed that he is strongly endorsing America First candidates.