Herschel Walker Agrees to Debate Democrat Raphael Warnock

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker has finally agreed to debate incumbent Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock.

“Sen. Warnock, I’m ready to debate,” Walker said in a video posted to Twitter. “In fact, I just accepted a debate in your backyard — Savannah — where you’ve got homefield advantage.”

In May, Sen. Warnock committed to three general election debates. The events were scheduled to take place in Atlanta, Savannah and Macon.

However, Warnock will only take part in one of the three proposed dates.

“I’m not a politician. I don’t look like a politician. I don’t sound like a politician and frankly, I’m tired of politicians. So, I’m not going to obey the demands of the elite press and the liberal establishment to stand in an empty room for a debate that’s supposed to be about the people,” Walker explained. “You see, I don’t answer to the press and I don’t answer to Raphael Warnock. I don’t answer to anyone but God and the people of Georgia. So, I accepted a debate that’s about the voters.”

Quentin Fulks, Warnock’s campaign manager, fired back at Walker.

“Two months ago, Reverend Warnock accepted invitations to three well-established Georgia debates in Atlanta, Savannah, and Macon to be broadcast statewide, after Herschel Walker said he would debate Reverend Warnock anywhere, anytime. 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.”

The former football star Walker officially declared his candidacy for the Senate in Georgia last August. Former president Donald Trump has publicly endorsed his longtime friend.

Walker, winner of the 1982 Heisman Trophy, met Trump in 1983 when he was signed with the United States Football League’s New Jersey Generals. Trump owned the team at the time. He also participated in Trump’s reality show “The Celebrity Apprentice.”

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