You don’t have to deep into politics to know that former NFL running back Herschel Walker turned U.S. Senate candidate is set for a runoff in Georgia next month. How he got to this point remains a mystery, especially when he decides to speak in public.
Walker as well as his opponent, Raphael Warnock, failed to get 50 percent of the vote so both candidates are heading for a runoff in December.
On Monday, Walker likely hurt his chances when footage showed him on the campaign trail stating the United States is not ready to implement policies like the Green New Deal that are designed to address climate change. Instead, Walker suggested the country needs to “keep having those gas-guzzling cars” that produce “good emissions.”
“If we was ready for the green agenda, I’d raise my hand right now. But we’re not ready right now. So don’t let them fool you like this is a new agenda. This is not a new agenda,” Walker said at a campaign stop in Peachtree City. “We’re not prepared. We’re not ready right now. What we need to do is keep having those gas-guzzling cars, ’cause we got the good emissions under those cars. We’re doing the best thing that we can.”
Hall of fame tight end Shannon Sharpe watched the video and couldn’t believe what he was seeing and hearing.
“WTF. This is EMBARRASSING,” the Hall of Famer wrote.
Warnock voted in favor of the Inflation Reduction Act and has made the fight against climate change a central issue in his reelection campaign.
Walker is best known for his football exploits. He starred as a running back at the University of Georgia, where he won the Heisman Trophy in 1982.
Walker played 12 seasons in the NFL, totaling 8,225 yards rushing with 61 touchdowns in 187 regular-season games.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.