Trump-Endorsed Candidate In Hot Water

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

On Thursday (October 6), Georgia Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan (R) blamed former President Donald Trump for the campaign of Georgia’s GOP Senate Candidate Herschel Walker.

Walker has been embattled in several controversies since he emerged victorious in the Senate primaries in May.

The most significant blow to his campaign came on Monday (October 3), Biden when the Daily Beast published an expose revealing that in 2009, Walker — an anti-abortion activist — had encouraged and paid for the abortion of his then-girlfriend.

On Tuesday, the Daily Beast published a follow-up article revealing the woman making the allegations was the mother of one of Walker’s children.

But, his campaign still had to be on the defense after the follow-up as Walker’s son Christian Walker, a conservative, accused his father of lying about the incident.

Speaking to CNN about the debacle on Thursday, Duncan said, “[Georgia] let down the entire country,” lamenting how the former President “led us down a rabbit trail post-election because he was too consumed with trying to save face from losing his election. And he ran us down a trail, and we screwed up.”

Trump — who endorsed Walker’s Senate bid — also came to his defense on Tuesday, claiming that the former NFL star was being “maligned by the Fake News Media and obviously, the Democrats.”

Yet, the defense hasn’t increased confidence in Walker among Republican voters, at least according to Duncan.

Instead, the Lt. Gov. explained that he would not be “voting for Raphael Warnock,” adding that Walker “hasn’t earned my respect or my vote.”

Duncan grouped himself with “hundreds of thousands of other Republicans here in Georgia,” who he said were “confused” and didn’t “really have anywhere to go right now.”