ELLIJAY, Ga – Republican Senate Candidate Hershel Walker wants everyone to understand that he wants what’s best for Georgia.
Walker, Heisman winner and UGA great, spoke with FYN about his decision to run for Senate and why he felt now was the time.
“I decided I didn’t like what was going on,” Walker stated about the direction of the United States. He’s a firm believer in law and order and lower taxes, and if that makes him a Conservative, he’s okay with that.
Walker’s spoken with members of the military for several years and regularly talks about sacrifice. He decided it was time to practice what he preaches and could no longer sit on the sidelines.
The former Olympian loves America and the diversity found in this country. Right now, he’s dedicated to hearing from Georgians and Americans about the problems they’re facing and how he can help them.
Walker hopes to restore some trust in elected officials.
School choice and law and order are two more areas of focus for Walker. He stated that every child should have an opportunity to attend the school of their choice; zip code shouldn’t matter.
As for law and order, Walker’s met with some officers who informed him that 70 percent of the drugs coming across the border also go through Atlanta, Ga.
Former President Donald Trump endorsed Walker almost as soon as the candidacy announcement was made. However, Walker clearly stated, “Trump is not running.” He’s here for the people of Georgia and hopes to visit all 159 counties before the election. This campaign will focus on Georgians, not the media.
To add to that, Walker spoke about his love of Georgia and how it’s his home. He did live in Texas, but his “life and love is Georgia.” Walker clarified that everything about his campaign is “legal” and claimed they’re doing everything “the right way.”
Check out the entire interview below:
ELLIJAY, Ga – Gary Black, candidate for United States Senate, welcomes UGA legend and Heisman Trophy winner Hershel Walker to the race and to the state.
Walker officially entered the race on Tuesday, August 24, and Black presented Walker with a list of campaign stops to openly debate their ideas for the future of the country.
Black, who serves as Georgia’s Agriculture Commissioner, believes Georgians will ultimately vote for the candidate most equipped to handle the job.
“It’s also about being able to provide leadership. I think that’s a critical element. This is not a run for celebrity. It’s a run for Senate and that’s why I’m in it. I believe we got the skills, record, background, and commitment to conservative values,” Black commented.
Black and Walker have strong ties to former President Donald Trump (R). For months, Trump encouraged Walker to enter the U.S. Senate race, but he hasn’t endorsed anyone in the Senate race yet.
I am just a kid from Wrightsville, Georgia, who has lived the American Dream. Now, I’m running as a Republican for the United States Senate to keep that dream alive for everybody. To join the fight, visit https://t.co/J4UbhIPvuU pic.twitter.com/e1ZX5PHdVY
— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) August 25, 2021
The former President and Black worked closely together on hurricane Michael relief for farmers in southwest Georgia. Black brought 15 farmers to Trump to discuss their needs following the hurricane. He commended Trump’s commitment to bringing aid to those farmers.
Additionally, Black formed a coalition for Trump in 2016 even before the Republican Convention.
“I think the President [Trump] is going to be very pleased when we win,” Black added.
Leadership in Congress
The Agricultural Commissioner commented on the necessity of strong leadership in the United States Senate.
“Should we express the views of Georgia? Absolutely. Sometimes does that mean bucking the system? Absolutely. Is there ever a perfect piece of legislation? That’s not true either,” Black stated. “Having a dose of spinal fluid is exactly what you need in your next United States Senator.”
He confirmed he would have voted no on the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill.
“Businesses should be competing. Businesses should have oversight. How is it businesses are still competing with the federal government for employees?” Black commented. “We’re destroying the work ethic of this country.”
The Black campaign will soon release details on ideas for backing the blue, refunding the police, and addressing the increase in crime. 75 sheriffs in Georgia have endorsed him.
Moreover, Black viewed the situation in Afghanistan as an “abomination” and a national “embarrassment.”
He called for the firing of the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley or resign if the Biden Administration won’t listen to his advice.
“Unveiling this right before our children saying, ‘This is the way this generation stands up.’ There’s nothing great about that,” Black said. “Not a single word from Senator Warnock as this was unfolding is shameful.”
Warnock did comment at an Atlanta Press Club event that endless wars haven’t served the country well, and the focus should be on getting Americans and allies out of the country.