United States Senate candidate Herschel Walker made a campaign stop in Statesboro on Friday, October 28. Walker is running against incumbent U.S. Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock.
The event drew several hundred fans out in the parking lot of Anderson’s General Store.
Before Walker took the stage, five other speakers addressed the crowd endorsing Walker and encouraging the crowd go to the polls. The speakers included:
- Jon Burns, Majority Leader, Georgia House of Representatives
- Ginger Howard, National Republican Committees for Georgia from Waycross, Georgia.
- Ralph Reed, founder of the Faith and Freedom Coalition
- Rick Allen, U.S. Congressman, 12th District
- Bill Hagerty, U.S. Senator, Tennessee
When Herschel Walker stepped up to the podium (16:30 in the video) he opened his speech acknowledging his Lord and savior Jesus Christ and his wife Julie who as he said is “in this fight with me, and this is a fight.” He went on to recognize family members in the audience as well. “I don’t look like or sound like a politician. I am a warrior for God who has prepared me for this moment right now,” said Herschel Walker.
He listed all of his accomplishments and said that all of the things he has done to this point in his life was how God prepared him for this moment. He cited his mental health journey as one more way God was molding him.
Walker addressed the recent hot mic incident between U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and President Joe Biden as an example of how powerful people are talking about his opponent behind his back.
In his speech, Walker addressed many of his positions as being pro-life, pro-military and pro-police.
“I am running because God brought his warrior and I am ready! God bless you guys,” said Herschel Walker.
You can watch Walker’s full speech below.