GOP Infighting Continues as Herschel Walker says “Little Articles Like That Ain’t Going to Scare Me”

July 27, 2021

Last night Herschel Walker — Trump’s hand-picked candidate for the Georgia Senate race — appeared on Fox News to respond to a conspicuous new Associated Press report that’s been attributed to some in the GOP who have growing concerns about the direction of their primary. Walker’s response to the Republican infighting targeting him? Listen for yourself:


HANNITY: Alright, let me ask you the important question. So I read people are starting to attack you a little bit. Seems to me that there’s a great fear that Herschel Walker is going to get in that Senate race in the state of Georgia. Where are you on that decision?

WALKER: Well, as I told everyone, I’m going to do it on my timetable and I think that’s what’s making people angry, that’s the reason that they may have came out with something like that, but that’s fine because you know, one thing about, that they don’t know about Herschel Walker, stuff like that doesn’t bother me… So little articles like that ain’t going to scare me, it ain’t going to do anything for me.

The back-and-forth is noteworthy and reflects the panicked infighting taking place in the Republican Party, but as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote yesterday and Walker confirmed himself last night, it is unlikely to have the outcome some want: “These sorts of reports exposing more details about [Walker’s] background aren’t likely to factor into his decision.”

In case you missed the latest developments:

  • Trump loyalist Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene called the AP story an “organized opposition research leak” by Mitch McConnell to “dirty up” Walker and discourage Trump’s preferred nominee from entering the race. 
  • Conservative radio personality Erick Erickson said it was “an opposition research drop from Republicans who do not want Herschel Walker to get into the race.” 
  • Finally, MSNBC’s Morning Joe highlighted the piece as another example that some in the GOP “are trying to actually stop Donald Trump’s candidate.”

“The infighting in Georgia’s Republican Senate primary is growing by the day as fellow Republicans take aim at Trump’s hand-picked candidate Herschel Walker. With Walker having locked up Trump’s support and nearing a decision on running, this primary is sure to escalate in the coming months,” said Dan Gottlieb, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. 

Read more about Republicans’ #GASEN primary chaos.


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