Former NFL star turned political figure Herschel Walker is going viral again this week, and just like the many other times before it, it’s not for anything good at all.
Walker, who starred collegiately at Georgia, is running for a U.S. Senate seat out of the state. His opponent is Senator Raphael Warnock.
Walker recently railed against the new federal climate change, tax, and healthcare law. He stated all efforts to stem climate change as attempts to “fool you” and said that too much money is “going to trees” before asking the head-scratching question, “Don’t we have enough trees around here?”
“They continue to try to fool you that they are helping you out. But they’re not. Because a lot of money it’s going to trees. Don’t we have enough trees around here?” Walker said, via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Per the AJC, “the climate portion of the measure includes billions of dollars in incentives to boost the electric vehicle industry, encourage renewable energy, and spends $150 million per year on ‘urban forests,’ a plan to plant trees in cities like Atlanta where rapid development has stripped out established trees and increased flooding for residents.”
Walker, meanwhile, has reportedly accepted a debate invitation for Oct. 14. This will surely be must-see TV.
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