The signs have been in clear view. But the question of whether Trump-backed Georgia senate nominee Herschel Walker is unfit for office has finally been answered.
On Friday evening, the former football star was reprimanded by a moderator for flashing a “prop” police badge in his debate against incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock.
The bizarre moment came after Warnock criticized Walker for falsely claiming in the past that he had once worked in law enforcement and threatened to have a shootout with police.
“One thing I’ve not done is I’ve never pretended to be a police officer, and I’ve never threatened a shootout with the police,” Warnock said, referring to a report that how Walker once talked about engaging police in a shootout.
In response, Walker pulled out what appeared to be a fake police badge and held it up on stage while blurting out an incoherent rebuttal to Warnock’s comment, drawing a scolding from one of the moderators.
During a speech to supporters in 2019, Walker claimed he had worked in law enforcement.
“I spent time at Quantico at the FBI training schools. Y’all didn’t know I was an agent? I probably shouldn’t tell y’all that. Y’all don’t care about that. Yeah, I’ve been in law enforcement,” Walker said at the time.
However, there’s no record of Walker ever having worked in law enforcement.
Recent polls show Warnock with a small but consistent lead over Walker. If either candidate doesn’t receive more than 50% of the vote in November, there will be a runoff.
Watch the debate below:
Sen. Raphael Warnock (D): “One thing I have not done — I have never pretended to be a police officer, and I’ve never threatened a shootout with the police.”
In response, Herschel Walker (R) pulled out a prop badge: “I am work with many police officers.” pic.twitter.com/Wyh6oYD9zB
— Heartland Signal (@HeartlandSignal) October 14, 2022