Herschel Walker has fired back at Barack Obama after the Democrat former president called the Georgia Republican Senate nominee a “celebrity who wants to be a politician.”
Obama attacked Walker while stumping for Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA), who the former NFL star is challenging.
“Herschel Walker was a heck of a football player, one of the best running backs of all time.
“Does that make him the best person to represent you in the United States Senate?
“In the case of Rev. Warnock’s opponent, there is very little evidence that he’s taken any interest, bothered to learn anything about, or displayed any kind of information towards public service, or volunteer work, or helping people in any way.
“At least we really don’t know about it. And that does make you suspect.
“Seems to me he’s a celebrity who wants to be a politician, and we’ve seen how that goes.”
Walker responded with:
“President Obama was here last night.
“He said I’m a celebrity. He got that one wrong, didn’t he?
“I’m not a celebrity, I’m a warrior for God.
“He got something else wrong, too.
“Remember two years ago he told us to vote for Joe Biden, didn’t he?
“He got that one wrong, did he not?
“He’s lost twice to Georgia already, hasn’t he, so I think he probably needs to sit this one out.
“I’m sorry to tell former President Obama, I’m sorry, I’m gonna pray for him.
“I’m gonna pray for him because he needs some help.
“He needs some help because he got with the wrong horse.
“Senator Warnock is the wrong horse.
“You know he can’t do the job, and it’s time for him to leave.
“So don’t let the door hit your butt as you walk out of there,” he said.
Walker responds today: “I’m sorry to tell former President Obama, I’m sorry, I’m gonna pray for him. I’m gonna pray for him because he needs some help. He needs some help because he got with the wrong horse.” #gapol #gasen pic.twitter.com/TsJzk2sLEm
— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) October 29, 2022