Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker started trending on twitter earlier today when he shared some ‘revolutionary’ remarks.
Walker is the front runner in the GOP to challenge sitting Senator Raphael Warnock in November. If Walker’s name rings a bell, that’s likely because he’s a former NFL star – he won the Heisman trophy back in 1982. In addition to the American football career, he also fought in MMA.
In November of 2007 Walker stated his desire to try himself in martial arts. He would go on to join Strikeforce in 2010 and fight and win twice with Walker reportedly donating his winnings to charity.
In addition to being an impressive athlete, Walker is also a big proponent of Christian values which led him to a bizarre conclusion today. Walker told the audiences:
“At one time, science said man came from apes, did it not? … If that is true, why are there still apes? Think about it,”
“Now you’re getting too smart for us, Herschel,” lead pastor Chuck Allen responded.
Of course Walker seemed ignorant of the fact that the theory of evolution postulates that men and apes share a common ancestor that lived roughly 10 million years ago.
Walker also dismissed scientific progress, saying science “can’t do” the “conception of a baby.”
“They’re still trying to do that, but they can’t, because there has to be a God,” he said.
Walker is likely going to remain the front runner for the seat considering that even domestic abuse charges didn’t hurt his polls. During his divorce proceedings, his ex-wife alleged that he displayed “physically abusive and threatening behavior” during their marriage. In one instance, she said, he pointed a gun at her head and said, “I’m going to blow your … brains out.”
Walker is a big fan of Joe Rogan and had stuck by him during the controversies saying:
“I’m sad, because I know Joe Rogan is not a racist. He’s a great guy and I love Joe Rogan and I want to tell Joe Rogan to ‘keep doing your thing.’ And we got to get out of this cancel culture because in the First Amendment it gives you the right to say what you want to say,” Walker said. “First of all, if you don’t agree with the Left, you’re going to be canceled out. That’s the reason I decided to run.”
“Right now, I want everyone to stand up and say ‘the buck stops here’ and that’s what I’m trying to tell them right now while I’m running the buck is going to stop with Herschel Walker because I love America.”
Rogan is a huge fan of Walker and supported his MMA aspirations in the past saying:
“I don’t think it in any way harms mixed martial arts,” Rogan said. “I liked watching the Herschel Walker fight. I thought it was interesting. I loved the fact that here’s a guy who’s an elite athlete, who’s 47 years old, that just decides that this is something he wanted to pursue for a while, that does it the right way, goes to AKA, trains with a very respectable camp, with some of the best guys in the world, and really puts in the work and does the right thing.”