Raphael Warnock takes on Herschel Walker in State tour opener: ‘You actually have to know things’
FIRST ON FOX: Incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock used his statewide campaign tour Thursday to criticize Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker as the race heats up toward Georgia’s Dec. 6 election.
Speaking to a crowd of about 75 fans in Fort Valley, Georgia, one of the first stops on his “One More Time” tour, Warnock tried to paint Walker as “not a serious person” and implored Georgia voters to present themselves at the polls. although the Democrats have already secured a small majority in the Senate.
“There couldn’t be a starker contrast on the question of competence and the question of character, and he fails on both counts,” Warnock said of Walker.
“I am running against someone who is not a serious person. But here is the danger: because he is not a serious person, there may be a temptation among some not to take the race seriously. Herschel Walker should not be taken seriously, but this race must be taken seriously,” he added.
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Acknowledging that Democrats have already secured their continued majority in the Senate even if they were to lose, Warnock said the race is more about which candidate will represent the millions of people in Georgia over the next six years.
He continued to tout his votes to pass the Democratic-backed American Rescue Plan in 2021, a bill Republicans said was too big and bloated, as well as his votes to pass the U.S. infrastructure bill. $1.2 trillion backed by Democrats, gun control. bill and the China Competition Bill.
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Warnock also touted his support for an insulin price cap bill that hasn’t been voted on, mocking what he said was Walker’s opposition to the bill.
“My opponent said people should just eat well. That’s what he said. I’m just telling you what he said. He’s running for the Senate and he doesn’t know you can eat well and still have diabetes,” Warnock said . .
“You actually have to know things to do this job. You actually have to do your homework. You actually have to be curious. Herschel Walker doesn’t know the issues… and the worst part is, he’s not interested. I’m talking about the price increase. , and people are telling me [ought] eat well, which makes me think he doesn’t know the job description of a United States Senator. Maybe he should introduce himself as a dietician. I’m running for the United States Senate,” he added.
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Warnock was referring to statements made by Walker during the October debate between the two. He failed to mention, however, that Walker also said he believed in lowering insulin costs.
Walker is on his own statewide “Evict Warnock Bus Tour,” which included a stop in Savannah on Thursday, and will wrap up the week near Atlanta before heading to west Georgia next week .
Warnock will conclude the week in Atlanta. Their stops for next week have not yet been announced.
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The second round of the elections will take place on December 6.