AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) — Supporters of Sen. Raphael Warnock are telling Herschel Walker “no way.”
Voters and leaders met Monday morning at Brookfield Park in Augusta, Ga., to encourage people to re-elect Warnock in the December runoff election.
Augusta leaders are concerned about Herschel Walker’s willingness to represent Georgia in the Senate. They argued that Walker lacked the character and competence to be a U.S. senator.
“Hershel Walker is not only not ready or able to serve in the United States Senate, but more importantly, he is not the kind of senator we should be sending to Washington on training wheels,” Augusta Mayor Hardy Davis Jr. said. We have a US senator who already knows how to get things done. A senator who knows how to work across aisles.”
Leaders also say Warnock’s veteran support is critical for Georgia.
“[A] the son of an Army veteran — he led the fight for Georgia’s veterans and military families in the Senate,” said Georgia State Representative Gloria Frazier. “My husband has been retired for 23 years. I have been a husband for these 23 years and we have traveled all over the world. And veterans deserve to be taken care of here in Georgia.”
Regional leaders also say Warnock has remained committed to Georgia’s needs throughout his tenure.
“What we’ve been able to accomplish usually starts with a phone call to Senator Warnock in his office,” said Jordan Johnson, Augusta District 1 Commissioner. “Because at the end of the day, we have a senator who understands the everyday plight of ordinary people. I don’t see it from any perspective other than being on the ground every day talking to people, whether it’s Cary Street or Milledge Road.”
“The choice is clear,” said Mayor Davis. “Georgia, we must re-elect Reverend Warnock who has a track record of actually supporting workers and contractors, reducing costs, solving supply chain problems, creating good paying jobs that support Georgia families … instead of just pretending to be Herschel Walker. We have to do it again.”
Augusta leaders are urging Georgia voters to cast their ballots early starting Nov. 28 or on Election Day, Dec. 6.
For more information on voting, visit https://georgia.gov/voting.