Walker is unqualified to be a Senator. Being a lawmaker requires knowing the law and being able able to debate complex issues and write policy that align with the Constitution. Like his mentor, Donald Trump, he parrots alt-right talking points and offers no viable solutions to the problems facing the country. He lied about graduating from college in the top 1% of his class, however the truth is he left college as a junior to play professional football. There have been instances where his comments about an issue sounded incoherent. Regarding air quality, Walker blamed China for corrupting America’s air supply. “Do you know we don’t control this air?” he told the audience. No matter how much money we put in controlling our air, it goes over to China or to somewhere else, and it messes it up. All of a sudden, it comes back over here. All we’re doing is spending money.”( Atlantic, Oct. 7, 2022).
Additionally, when Walker was asked if he supported President Biden’s infrastructure bill he said, “I have to see all the facts.” Did he not think of reading the bill? He also falsely claimed The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act ” just doesn’t fit what John Lewis stood for.” Backing Walker as a candidate continues Trump’s pattern of supporting unqualified people to serve in positions they are not qualified to hold.
In their pursuit of gaining control back of the Senate, even non- MAGA politicians like Mitch McConnell are throwing their full support behind Walker, despite his obvious character flaws, hypocrisy, and incompetence to serve in the Senate. The Republican party’s willingness to back any extremist, racist, unqualified candidate because Donald Trump is supporting them is proof the current GOP is a threat to our democracy and a stain on the character of the United States. Pundits and politicians from both party’s say Herschel Walker is being used by Trump and other alt- right as a puppet to combat the view that he is a racist. Choosing a black athlete appears to be a strategy to win votes, not to elect competent people to serve in Congress. When a competent democrat politician is accused of lesser behaviors than Herschel Walker is accused of, Republicans insist they resign or be ostracized by their party. The hypocrisy of the GOP is malignant and could result in a dangerous level of corruption and immorality throughout Congress.