Lindsey Graham says liberals are trying to ‘destroy’ Herschel Walker to keep people of color out of the GOP
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) got emotional Thursday as he spoke about what he called attempts to “destroy” Georgia Senate nominee Herschel Walker.
“They’re trying to destroy Herschel to keep young black men and women from becoming Republicans,” Graham argued during an interview interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity.
Graham added that the Republican Heisman Trophy-winning former college football star was a “liberals nightmare” and that the attacks Walker faced during the election campaign would discourage minorities from joining the GOP over fear to get their life “ruined”.
“If they destroy Herschel, that will keep the colored person from becoming a conservative Republican because then their lives will be ruined,” the South Carolina Republican posited.
Two women accused Walker during his midterm race of pressuring them and paying for abortions years earlier. Walker, who says he is “pro-life”, denied the allegations.
Walker’s race against incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) was pushed back to a runoff after both candidates failed to receive at least 50% of the vote. The winner of the runoff will be determined on December 6th.
“If Herschel wins, he’s going to inspire people of color across Georgia and I say across the United States,” Graham said of the importance of the runoff race to the GOP and people of color as his voice began with emotion to break.
Walker reportedly raised $3.3 million on the first day of the new campaign, and Graham told Hannity on Thursday that he feels so much about Walker’s candidacy that he’s “moving to Georgia” to help him get elected .
“The conservative people of color movement is on the ballot in Georgia,” Graham said.