During a rally in Georgia on Friday, former President Barack Obama slammed Senate candidate Herschel Walker (R-GA) who is running against Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock.
Obama tried to demean Walked, calling him a “celebrity who wants to be a politician.”
Obama provided a thinking experiment, stating that no one would want Walker conducting surgery or piloting a plane with no expertise, and questioned why he should be a senator since he is a former professional football player with no political experience.
“My point is not that being a football player disqualifies you from being a senator. But in the case of Reverend Warnock’s opponent, there’s very little evidence that he has taken any interest [or] bothered to learn anything about or displayed any kind of inclination towards public service or volunteer work or helping people in any way.” Obama said.
Obama also attacked walker for carrying around a “phony badge” an allusion to Walker showing viewers a police badge on stage during his televised debate with Warnock.
Former President Barack Obama concluded his address in Atlanta, Georgia, by pushing Democratic voters to support candidates who will fight for a “forward-thinking America.”
The former president was campaigning for Democratic Senate reelection candidate Sen. Warnock and gubernatorial contender Stacey Abrams. Both contests in Georgia have become fiercely contested as both parties vie for control of Congress following the midterm elections.