Republican Herschel Walker said during an interview on SiriusXM Breitbart News Saturday that Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) is using a misleading campaign message about Walker’s hometown as a way to persuade voters to support Warnock.
Walker said the message, featured at a recent Warnock fundraiser in Walker’s rural hometown of Wrightsville, as well as in a campaign ad, misleadingly characterizes a Warnock supporter from Wrightsville as the former coach Walker football.
“They just had a fundraiser, Senator Warnock had a fundraiser, in my hometown with a guy who said he coached me in football. The guy never coached me. He was a defensive back coach, he never coached me,” Walker, a former star running back, told host Matthew Boyle.
He added that the gentleman, named Curtis Dixon, had also had legal issues with a local Baptist church, which Walker said was a sign of Dixon’s lack of credibility.
“The guy also took funds from another church, and he filed a lawsuit against that, so it looks like Senator Warnock wants to keep misleading people just to win this election and lying to people just to win this election, and also mistreating the church because that’s what this guy did too,” Walker said.
.@ReverendWarnock lie again. Curtis Dixon was never Herschel’s coach, teacher or close friend. He needs to stop lying. Dixon flew to St. Galilee Missionary Baptist Church and was ordered to return the money. Much like Warnock, Dixon took from the needy to enrich himself. https://t.co/0CsD8YMndu
— Team Herschel (@TeamHerschel) November 22, 2022
Dixon was first introduced as one of three official anti-Walker sources in a New York Times article published in October which alleged that there was a “racial divide” in Wrightsville and that Walker had been ostracized from the black community there.
However, several other Wrightsville-area residents strongly rejected that account and spoke of their overwhelming support for Walker in interviews with Breitbart News.
“I knew the media wasn’t going to be my friend, but it’s not about the media, what they say about me. It’s what I do to help people,” Walker said in reference to the various vicious attacks of the Time and other left-leaning media about his hometown and personal life.
Walker takes on Warnock in a highly competitive and expensive Senate runoff race on December 6. The run-off comes after no candidate crossed the 50% threshold required by Georgian law to win the general election.
Democrats have already won 50 seats for next year, enough to give them majority power given that Vice President Kamala Harris would vote in the event of a tie. However, if Walker wins and the Republicans reach 50 seats, the Democrats would be forced into power-sharing deals with the Republicans and would also need perfect attendance and agreement to pass crucial votes.
Walker, who frequently speaks about his deep faith and his life story from rags to riches, said he believes God instilled in him the ability to stand up to Warnock and become a voice for Georgians in Washington. .
“I came from this small town in central Georgia with absolutely nothing, but by God’s blessing I played 15 years of professional ball, went to get a scholarship to go to college, I Won a Heisman Trophy, been on an Olympic team, traveled all over the world, worked with the military for 15 years to eliminate the stigma of mental health. I have done amazing things. But yet, that was not the reason God gave me this ability here,” Walker said. “He gave me this ability here to stop Senator Warnock, a man … who comes to our government, wants to separate people just to get a vote. He wants to keep telling us that we are bad people. Well, not on my watch.
Listen to the full Breitbart News Saturday interview here.
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