Senate Governors

ICYMI – The Jolt: Herschel Walker: “I don’t support either” Kemp or Perdue

Georgia’s Republican Party continues to be divided as the messy and chaotic primary between Brian Kemp and former failed senator David Perdue devolves into an all-out brawl. Most Republicans have gladly avoided the “political civil war” unfolding in the Peach State, but not Herschel Walker. On Monday, the U.S. Senate candidate told a group of voters that he doesn’t support Kemp or Perdue and is “mad at both of them” for further dividing the party. 

In the middle of this ugly Republican primary is a vengeful Donald Trump. Trump has called Kemp a “complete and total disaster” and helped recruit Perdue “to run against him

While Republican infighting has divided the Georgia Republican Party, Democrats remain united behind ensuring every parent can afford to put food on the table, every child has access to quality education, and every worker has access to affordable health care.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The Jolt: Herschel Walker: ‘I don’t support either’ Brian Kemp or David Perdue

By Patricia Murphy, Greg Bluestein, and Tia Mitchell | February 23, 2022

Key Points:

  • “Plenty of Georgia Republicans are happy to stay out of the messy primary between Gov. Brian Kemp and former U.S. Sen. David Perdue. But Herschel Walker is the first high-profile candidate to say he’s “mad” at both rivals – and that he won’t back either one of them.”
  • “The GOP Senate frontrunner’s response in a recording obtained by the AJC was blunt.”
  • “‘I don’t support either one of them. I’m mad at both of them. I speak the truth and let me tell you why. I’ve known Gov. Kemp since I was 16 years old. I’ve known Sen. Perdue since I was 19. This is what I want to say to everyone here: I want to bring this party together. We’ve got to bring this party together.’”
  • “‘What has happened now is some people get sour grapes and they don’t get out and vote. And I want to say whoever loses that race – whether it’s Gov. Kemp or Sen. Perdue – he needs to tell his people to go out and vote for the other. It’s time for you to stop having sour grapes and think about this party.’”
  • “When reached for comment late Tuesday, a Walker campaign aide said the Republican is ‘100% focused on uniting the party post-primary.’”

Read the full story here

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