Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia’s Democratic opponent, Herschel Walker, reacted on Monday to comments made over the weekend by an MSNBC guest that was racially insensitive.
Walker pledged on Monday to offer prayers for the MSNBC contributor who called him one of the “negroes” who will serve as the white Senators’ puppets.
“A lot of people have been asking me to say something about the man on MSNBC that called me the N-word,” Walker said in a video posted on Twitter. “Here’s what I got to say about that. Shame on MSNBC and shame on him. I’m going to pray for both of them, because they need Jesus.”
“When I saw what he said, it reminded me of the differences between myself and my opponents. Senator Warnock and the left-wing crazies that believe that America is fundamentally a bad country, full of racist people. They want to divide us, turn us against each other. We have our problems, but we can solve them together.”
The Nation’s justice correspondent Elie Mystal attacked Walker on Saturday with a racially inflammatory statement.
“You ask why are Republicans backing this man who’s so clearly unintelligent, who so clearly doesn’t have independent thoughts, but that’s actually the reason,” Mystal told MSNBC host Tiffany Cross. “Walker is going do what he’s told, and that is what Republicans like. That’s what Republicans want from their Negroes: to do what they were told.”
Mystal tweeted that Walker was a “token” in response to his remarks.
Walker won the Republican primary in May after receiving the support of former president Donald Trump and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
“We have our problems, but we can solve them together,” Walker said. “You know, this is a good country full of good people. With God’s help, we’re gonna the bring people of Georgia back together. Let’s make this a great day. God bless.”
My response to @MSNBC and the man who called me the N word. @ReverendWarnock and the left wing crazies believe America is a fundamentally bad country full of racist people. But you and I know this is a great country, full of good people. #gasen pic.twitter.com/JCDsQr19Jh
— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) August 1, 2022