Weeks before facing Georgia’s far-left senator in a debate, Republican candidate Herschel Walker called himself a ‘not that smart’ ‘country boy’ during an interview with the Savannah Morning News. Walker predicted his opponent, Senator Raphael Warnock, would ‘show up and embarrass him.’ But, actually, the OPPOSITE came true. Walker DESTROYED Warnock during the two Senate candidates’ debate, and in this clip, Glenn plays the video to prove it…
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GLENN: So Herschel walker, he's no man's dummy, he came out a couple of weeks ago and said I'm going to get killed in the debate. I'm going to get killed. This guy is a preacher, he's used to talking all the time. I don't do this.
STU: I'm just a country boy.
GLENN: I'm a country boy. And the country boy taught the city boy a few things, I think. It went shockingly really well for, and I say shockingly because he said I'm going to suck.
GLENN: He did not suck. I don't think it was a clear knockout.
STU: He did well.
GLENN: He did really well.
STU: There is a way, you have a candidate who's a celebrity who's never done this before, in his firstever debate like this. There's a story that goes unfortunately that ends in his campaign being destroyed where he gets on stage, he doesn't know what he's talking about, he screws up, whatever. That did not happen at all.
OBSERVER: The fact they don't have a potato thing like Dan Quail on this guy's first and only debate is quite a victory.
STU: He did well, he was prepared for the lines of attack that he expected to come from Warnock, which were very predictable. Warnock I think came off as incredibly slimy. That would be the word I would use to describe his performance. he's somewhat polished, right? He is. As Herschel walker pointed out the guy's a preacher he's been speaking publicly his entire life so he way not, it was not like he was
GLENN: It's not hard.
STU: He was stumbling over his own words or he 59 where he lookd flustered all the time, but he went to arguments that were obviously not real. He avoided, he was asked about does he have any restrictions on abortion, and as usual, you even though he was asked be clear, be specific, you know, do you have any restriction on abortion all the way up to the last month did not answer the question, avoided it, and he just filibustered these time. I think the average person en Georgia could look at this and be like this guy just doesn't answer these questions.
GLENN: Let's go through some of the cut. Here is Warnock, cut 13, talking about Black Lives Matter. >> He told me Black Lives Matter. If you think about it, senator, in Atlanta, Georgia, there is more Black babies is aborted than anything. If Black Lives Matter why are you not protecting those babies and instead of aborting those babies why are you not baptizing those babies?
GLENN: What a great line. Probably the best one. Here is on life. >> I said that's a lie lie. I put it in a book. One thing about my life is I've been very transparent, not like the senator. He's hid things. At the same time I said that a lie and on abortion, you know I'm a Christian, I believe in life. I tell people this: Georgia is a state that respects life and I'll be a senator that protects lie. Id that was a lie and I'm not backing down and we have senator Warnock, people that would do anything, say anything for this seat, but I'm not going to back down because this seat is too important to the Georgia people for me to back down right now.
GLENN: Here he is on also not backing down on support of Donald Trump. >> Walker, former President Trump is also considering a run for the white house in 2023. If you could 55 a simple yes or no answer, would you support a Trump 2024 run? >> Yes, I would. President Trump is my friend, it has nothing to do with I won't leave my allies, which is what Senator Warnock and Joe Biden did.; they left their allies. They left their allies right now on a foreign stage. A lot of these people don't trust us no more. They don't trust us to be strong anymore so they're waiting to see who's going to stand up, who's going to trust, and they have no one to trust right now because as Is President Trump is my friend. He won't stand up with Biden, when yet he's voted with him 96 percent of the time? Let's be real.
STU: It's interesting because he says he doesn't want to stand up with Biden, that comes from a am. In the debate where he would not say just right before this question was asked he would not say whether he would support Joe Biden running in 204. He wouldn't say that he, should he run in 2024. He was like I'm not thinking, I haven't put one moment of thought into 2024. It's 2022 is a few weeks away. It hassen crossed my mind one time. Does anybody believe the senator from Georgia has not thought about the 2024 election? Everyone watching that knew he was lying. And look, you may or may not like Donald Trump, but what you do know when you watch Herschel Walker answer that question is he's not lying. He's just telling you you might not like Trump, he might not be your friend, he might not be your kind of guy, I support him, I'm sticking with him. That's was a I they don't think really powerful part and in talking about how both Warnock and Biden were arguing that everything went well in Afghanistan as we aBannonned all our allies there was a real powerful way of tieing that all together. Again, that not something that a guy who's never inn been in a debate before can usually pull off.
GLENN: He did really bewell because it seemed totally natural. Let me go to Cut 4, Herschel Walker. >> I believe in reducing insulin but at the same time you gotta eat right. Unless you have eating right, insulin is doing you no good. So you have to get food prices down and you got a get gas down so they can go get insulin. Yo continue to pat yourself on the back but right now families are starving. Right now families are hurting and they're hurting because of the bills and the laws you're passing right now.
GLENN: Do you know that six out of ten Americans are living paycheck to paycheck? They just are barely making it. They've had to cut back on everything. Six out of ten. And the economy is booming?
STU: I bow. This goes to, this is a New York Times article today with an amazing headline, it's democrats spent 2 trilliondollars to save the economy. They don't want to talk about it. Think about this, this is the central accomplishment of the Biden administration and of Warnock's first two years, this $2 trillion in spending and none of them will even mention that it occurred. Warnock avoided it for the entire hour, never talked about this 2 trilliondollars they spent. Shouldn't it be all they're talking about? It's the biggest spending plan any of us have ever seen and he doesn't want to acknowledge it. Really remarkable.
GLENN: Here is Herschel Walker on Warnock's church that seems to be throwing people out. >> Because he won't answer that he evicted the people from church. I told him I will pay, I'll pay the salary. You evicting them right now >> We have time. >> We have not evicted. We have not evicted those >> I didn't write the article. [LAUGHTER] >> Your >> Most of the people out there (Crosstalk). >> Discussion if you start talk overing over here other >> Can I speak, senator. >> He should take that money and pay it back to the Veterans that he exploited while he >> You can tell that he's not desperate because if he had read that thing he would have saw that I had nothing to do with that. He is so desperate right now he really want that seat, he's now telling you I didn't event anyone, it is written in the paper. I didn't do this. Well, senator, you did. And it's okay to speak the truth.
GLENN: Wow. Wow. And final, um, Herschel Walker and the police. >> One thing I have not done, I've never pretended to be a police officer and I've never, I've never threatened a shootout with the police. And now I have to respond to that. >> We are moving on, gentlemen. >> I have to respond to that. I am police officers and at the same team. >> Mr. Walker. >> Wait, wait. >> Excuse me, Mr. Walker, please, out of respect, I need you to let you know, Mr. Walker, you are very wellaware of the rules tonight. >> Yes. >> And you have a prop. >> Yes. >> That is not allowed sir. I have ask you to put that prop away. >> This is not a prop. This is real. He says I have a problem with law enforcement. >> Mr. Walker
GLENN: I can't take this. It's definitely not a prop. I have a pen and a piece of paper. If the guy says and you can't even write and then I write down with this pen and paper yes, I can, and hold it up, is the paper a prop? He's sitting there and his badge is in his pocket.
STU: You can see him reach for it.
GLENN: It's not a prop. It's my wallet. Is my wallet a prop? He's saying that I don't have these privileges. Now, I don't know the story behind it but they're now writing its as if it was a prop badge, that he got it from Hollywood. It's not. It is an actual badge. Now, I don't know what that grants him, but that's not a prop. I think he did extraordinarily well.
STU: Yeah. I think needed to prove to the people of Georgia that he was able to do this; right? He was able to run in these circles and talk about Theis these issues and know what he's talking about and where think hefulled that off. That a big step for a candidate who's running his first campaign like this. We have not seen that out of John Fetterman; right?
STU: Katie Hobbs in Arizona won't even go out on a debate stage with Carrie Lake. Herschel wacker showed himself to be someone to be reckoned with, and that a beg step in a race like this.
GLENN: If you're afraid of your candidate, the run one you're running against, if you're afraid of them, how are you going to stand up to Putin? How are you going to stand up to Biden? How are you going to stand up to Trump? How are you going to stand up? You're showing me you're afraid of a debate, of being exposed. Being exposed for what? For what? Pretending to be a cop? Having an abortion? He wasn't afraid of that. What are you afraid of, your record? Is that what it is? The people that you align yourself with, is that what you're afraid of? Well, then that should tell you something. Maybe you're on the wrong side. If you don't think you're on the wrong side, why don't you have the courage to stand up and defend the things you're for? It's cowardice, cowardice all around. Stand up for what you really believe