The occasions of the previous couple of days illustrate simply how problematic Walker is as a candidate.
“Walker’s marketing campaign mentioned he majored in prison justice throughout his time on the College of Georgia and was an honorary deputy in Cobb County together with three different Georgia counties. (They didn’t specify which of them.)
“The Cobb County Police Division mentioned they haven’t any document of involvement with Walker. The Cobb sheriff’s workplace couldn’t instantly say if he was an honorary deputy or not.”
Requested for remark by the Atlanta Journal-Structure, Walker’s workplace supplied Related Press tales from 1989 that recommend Walker had spent every week at Quantico as he was retiring from professional soccer. “They’d an impediment course and also you shoot at targets to guard your accomplice as you superior up the course,” he instructed the AP on the time. “I had enjoyable. There have been about 200 recruits there.”
In fact, spending every week at Quantico will not be the identical factor as coaching to be an FBI agent. Because the Atlanta Journal-Structure notes: “Particular Agent coaching requires a minimal of 20 weeks at Quantico.”
“Walker has publicly criticized absentee fathers, significantly in Black households.
“And I need to apologize to the African American neighborhood, as a result of the fatherless house is a serious, main drawback,’ Walker instructed conservative activist Charlie Kirk in a 2020 interview. In one other interview that yr with conservative media personalities Diamond and Silk, Walker mentioned that males who’ve ‘a toddler with a lady, even when it’s important to depart that lady … you do not depart the kid.'”
Walker marketing campaign supervisor Scott Paradise instructed CNN: “Herschel had a toddler years in the past when he wasn’t married. He is supported the kid and continues to take action. He is pleased with his youngsters. To recommend that Herschel is ‘hiding’ the kid as a result of he hasn’t used him in his political marketing campaign is offensive and absurd.”
In its assertion, Walker’s marketing campaign additionally raised the difficulty of Warnock’s little one help dispute along with his ex-wife, who’s suing to vary the situations of Warnock’s funds.
For Walker, these two tales are solely the newest in a collection of controversies he has confronted since successful the Georgia Republican Senate nomination final month.
“Cain killed Abel and that is an issue that we’ve got. What we have to do is look into how we are able to cease these issues. You recognize, you talked about doing a disinformation — what about getting a division that may have a look at younger males that is girls that is their social media. What about doing that? Trying into issues like that and we are able to cease that that approach. However but they need to simply proceed to speak about taking away your constitutional rights. And I believe there’s extra issues we have to look into. This has been occurring for years and the best way we cease it’s placing cash into the psychological well being discipline, by placing cash into different departments slightly than departments that need to take away your rights.”
“Proper now, you already know what, I am gonna say one thing I in all probability should not. Have you learnt proper now, I’ve one thing that may carry you right into a constructing that might clear you from Covid as you stroll by means of this dry mist. As you stroll by means of the door, it’ll kill any Covid in your physique. While you depart, it’ll kill the virus as you permit. This right here product — they do not need to speak about that. They do not need to hear about that.”
Walker made these feedback throughout an look on conservative commentator Glenn Beck’s podcast in August 2020. It wasn’t clear precisely what Walker is referring to, because it may very well be harmful for an individual to stroll by means of a disinfecting spray or mist that kills the coronavirus.
How a lot does all — or any — of this matter? Walker, in any case, coasted to the Republican Senate nomination largely on the energy of his fame as a working again for the College of Georgia and later NFL profession, in addition to an endorsement from former President Donald Trump.
Will Walker be judged in the identical approach as one other superstar who ran for workplace, Trump? As in, will voters merely overlook all of those exaggerations as a result of they’re drawn to Walker’s fame?
The Walker marketing campaign — and nationwide Republicans — higher hope so. In any other case, Walker’s probabilities of flipping the Georgia Senate seat are happening by the day.