Herschel Walker, the Republican senate candidate in Georgia said on Tuesday night that he will debate Raphael Warnock in October as he tries to unseat the incumbent democratic senator in the November midterm elections.
Walker, a former NFL player endorsed by Donald Trump, told Fox News host Sean Hannity he will debate Warnock in Savannah, Ga. on Oct. 14.
“I have accepted a debate in Savannah, Georgia in his backyard on October 14th,” Walker said. “It will be his people because we’re in his backyard.
“The people need to see the differences between Sen. Warnock and Herschel Walker,” he continued. “What I mean by that is Georgia don’t want high gas prices, well he voted against the pipeline. Georgia want to protect our men and women in blue, well he called them ‘thugs’. Georgia don’t want men in women’s sports, well he voted to put men in women’s sports. It is time people see the difference.”
Walker won his primary in May after dodging debates with his primary rivals. Since then he has been on a steady decline in the polls following terrible headlines about his businesses, academic and personal life.
Sen. Warnock, who has accepted invitations to participate in three debates, has pressured Walker to do the same.
Warnock released an ad last week criticizing Walker for “dodging” the debates and questioned if he was “ready to represent Georgia” in the United States Senate.
Walker said on Tuesday that he wanted “Warnock to be ready,” adding “now he can quit talking and show the people that he can stand behind his words and show up for the debate.”
Walker’s campaign confirmed to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the debate will be hosted by WSAV.