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Walker Falsely Claims NATO Isn’t “Involved” On Ukraine

While Georgia Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker’s opponents are ramping up their attacks on Walker’s campaign trail absenteeism, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting yet another Herschel Walker said what??? moment — this time, on NATO and Ukraine. 

Via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

  • “While Herschel Walker’s comments questioning evolution and reproductive medicine caught national attention this week, he also spoke Tuesday at the Rotary Club of Carrollton where he appeared to falsely suggest that NATO hasn’t been involved in working to deter Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.”
  • Walker said, “What’s going on in Ukraine is terrible. And NATO have to get — I’m not sure why they’re not getting involved. You know, you let somebody threaten you. Putin is threatening you, if you don’t — if you get involved. He’s not as powerful as they think he is. He’s not as powerful as they think he is, or he wouldn’t be doing what he’s doing right now.”
  • “I would really pressure NATO to get involved.”

Despite Walker’s suggestion to the contrary, as the Journal-Constitution clarified, “The U.S. and other NATO members are intensely involved in helping Ukraine fight Russia’s invasion. Military analysts estimate NATO allies have sent more than 20,000 sophisticated weapons to Ukraine since the invasion started on Feb. 24, and thousands of NATO troops are stationed in Eastern European countries to deter a broader war.”

Read the full report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution here.