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Herschel Walker Runs Against Georgia Jobs

On Monday, Georgia Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker reiterated his opposition to the bipartisan infrastructure law that is bringing billions of dollars to Georgia communities to create jobs, rebuild roads and bridges, secure safer drinking water, and expand and improve high-speed internet.

Late last month, Walker claimed it was “totally unfair” to ask him his position on the infrastructure law, even though he had already come out against the investments in Georgia jobs, workers, and communities — joining the rest of Georgia’s Republican U.S. Senate candidates in their opposition.

Restating his opposition to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act at a Monday event, Walker specifically lamented that “money went to climate change and trees” — in part, to secure “funding for wildfire recovery for the National Forest Service,” according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

And the “climate change” investments Walker singled out to criticize are earmarked to “help [Georgia] communities adapt to the threats posed by climate change — such as rising sea levels and more damaging storms — that are already wreaking havoc on Georgia’s coast. [The law] also includes more than $65 billion to bolster electric grids across the country, which are experiencing longer and more frequent outages,” according to a November report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.”

It’s disqualifying that Herschel Walker opposes creating jobs and lifting up workers and communities across Georgia — putting partisan politics ahead of safer roads and bridges, cleaner drinking water, and faster high-speed internet,” said American Bridge 21st Century spokesperson Brad Bainum.

Already, the bipartisan infrastructure law is delivering wins for Georgia workers and communities across the state. Here’s a look at some of the things that Herschel Walker is against:

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Federal money will help repair Georgia bridges

Georgia Recorder: Georgia’s shift to electric vehicles charging forward with $20M boost

WJBF-TV: [Central Savannah River Area] gets $1.5 million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia Democrats in Congress say infrastructure money could boost public transit

WXIA-TV: 7 ways Georgia will benefit from the $1 trillion infrastructure bill

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: What’s in the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill for Georgia