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Herschel Walker Opposes Bipartisan Gun Safety Law

Just yesterday: Walker praised the bipartisan effort backed by his Democratic opponent

Yesterday, Georgia GOP U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker praised the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act — saying he was “glad to see” Democrats “get something done.” But today Walker’s campaign is on clean-up patrol, walking back their candidate’s praise for the historic bipartisan gun safety bill and confirming that he would have opposed the measure.

LISTEN TO WALKER’S TUESDAY COMMENTS PRAISING THE LAW HERE

Despite historic funding for the mental health care system, which — just a day ago — Walker referred to as a “real strong thing,” the Republican is now siding with the gun lobby and against any Georgia voters who are glad to see Congress taking sensible, bipartisan steps forward to invest in mental health resources and gun violence prevention.

This is not the first time that Herschel Walker has heaped praise on the work of his Democratic opponent, U.S. Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock. Back in April, Walker argued for the exact infrastructure investments that Warnock supported but he himself opposes, appearing to give his seal of approval to the work that Warnock has done to deliver results for Georgia workers, families, and communities.

This is also not the first gun policy mixup we’ve seen from Walker. He “struggled to articulate any position at all in the wake of the [Uvalde] shooting.” And his only “plan” — if you can even call it that — was a rambling segue about “a department that can look at young men that’s looking at women that’s looking at social media.”

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Herschel Walker isn’t ready for the U.S. Senate, and he’s wrong for Georgia.