Former President Barack Obama on Thursday taunted Georgia Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker for bizarre comments he made about mythical creatures during last month’s campaign.
The 61-year-old former commander in chief impaled Walker at a rally in Atlanta for incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), who has a slim lead over the former University of Georgia and NFL football star just days before the Go You until the runoff – the last Senate race to be determined in the 2022 mid-term cycle.
“Since I was last here, Mr. Walker has spoken on issues of great importance to the people of Georgia. Like whether it’s better to be a vampire or a werewolf,” Obama told thousands of Warnock supporters at the campaign rally.
“I must confess that I had this debate myself once. when i was seven Then I grew up,” Obama continued, mocking the GOP nominee.
The former president went on to question Walker’s qualifications for the office, saying that the candidate’s off-script comments would be humorous if he weren’t vying for a Senate seat.
“As far as I’m concerned, he can be anything he wants except a United States Senator,” Obama said. “That would be funny if he wasn’t running for the Senate.”
Obama also accused Walker of telling “outrageous lies” to Georgia voters and of “inventing stuff” during the campaign.
“If you spend more time thinking about horror movie fantasies than you do thinking about the people you want to represent, that says something about your priorities. When you keep telling naughty lies. Just make things up. That says something about the kind of person you are and the kind of leader you would be if you were in the United States Senate,” Obama concluded.
The former president referred to Walker’s rambling anecdote about vampires and werewolves while rehashing the plot to a horror film he saw at a rally in McDonough, Georgia last month.
“I don’t know if you know, but vampires are cool people, aren’t they? But let me tell you something I found: a werewolf can kill a vampire. Did you know that? I never knew that,” Walker said in November.
“Well, I don’t want to be a vampire anymore. I want to be a werewolf,” he added, noting that a character in the film he remembered titled “Fright Night, Freak Night, or Any Kind of Night” couldn’t kill a vampire because the character did didn’t. I have no faith.
“That’s how it is in our life. It doesn’t work unless you have faith,” Walker said.
Early voting in the Peach State ends Friday and the runoff will take place on December 6.
Warnock leads Walker by 2 percentage points, according to a poll released Thursday by Emerson College Polling and the Hill.
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