Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Georgia, Herschel Walker gave a bizarre answer on Tuesday when asked about attacks on his mental fitness for office.
Asked to respond to critics questioning his mental health during an appearance on Newsmax, Walker said: “My response is I’ve already been very transparent. I’ve been very transparent and I will be a champion for mental health because I’ve helped so many people that had a mental health problem.”
He continued: “I think a lot of families have a lot of struggles with mental health, and I will be a champion for that. And they can continue to bring all this, what they want to do against me, because people know what I stand for, Herschel Walker is still standing. My bike is not bent so anyone can ride my bike like he’s going to have Chuck Schumer and Joe Biden riding his bike because he’s going to be voting for whatever they say.”
Walker is challenging incumbent democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock in November. Republicans must flip this seat during the midterms if they are to win back control of the Senate. An Emerson college poll released on Tuesday shows Walker with a 2 percent lead over Warnock. However, the Democrat holds a nearly 2 point lead in FiveThirtyEight average of polls.