Herschel Walker finally agrees to debate, says he’s ‘ready for Senator Warnock’

Herschel Walker finally agrees to debate, says he’s ‘ready for Senator Warnock’

August 3, 2022 0 By Ellen Novack

But despite all of the bullshit he will have to defend if he actually shows up, Walker maintains he’s “ready for Senator Warnock.”

Tuesday, Walker accepted a debate with Warnock on Oct. 14 in Savannah, Georgia, The Hill reports.

“It will be his people because we’re in his backyard,” Walker told Fox News host Sean Hannity Tuesday. “The people need to see the differences between Sen. Warnock and Herschel Walker.”

Whether it’s because of the Warnock ad or because he’s slipping in the polls, Walker blustered to Hannity he wanted “Warnock to be ready.”

“Now he can quit talking and show the people that he can stand behind his words and show up for the debate,” he added.

Quentin Fulks, Warnock’s campaign manager, tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the senator already accepted “three well-established Georgia debates” despite Walker’s claims that he was ready to debate “any day of the week.”  

Fulks says, “Nothing has changed. Reverend Warnock remains committed to debating Herschel Walker and giving Georgians three opportunities to see the clear choice about who is ready to represent Georgia.”

Dodging debates is nothing new for Georgia’s cowardly Republican nominees. Walker refused to debate during the primaries in May, and in 2018, Gov. Brian Kemp refused a final debate with Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams.

According to The Black Wall Street Times, Walker is polling unfavorably among Georgia’s Black voters. Results found that 80% of Black voters plan to vote for Warnock. Walker has continually refused to accept the results of that poll.

Walker told an 11Alive reporter in Atlanta, “I think you’re wrong. I don’t need to argue with you about it. So, I think you’re wrong. You know you’re wrong,”

Fulks told the AJC, “I don’t know if Herschel Walker is scared for voters to hear what he has to say, or scared for voters to hear that he’s unprepared to speak on the issues that matter most to the people of Georgia. … There’s a clear choice in the race for Senate, and we hope Herschel Walker will be true to his word and commit to joining us at three debates.”



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