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Republicans React To Herschel Walker’s Defeat In Georgia

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After Republican candidate Herschel Walked was defeated by Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock there were a ton of responses from conservatives who were furious with a contest they believed they could have, and should have, had a victory.

In their first contest, neither person achieved 50 percent of the vote, whereas Sen. Warnock had around  40,000 vote edge. That caused a runoff election where Sen. Warnock increased his margin of victory to around 90,000 votes.

“The Truth: Trump called my dad for months DEMANDING that he run,” his son Christian Walker said. “Everyone with a brain begged him: ‘PLEASE DON’T DO THIS. This is too dirty, you have an insane past… PLEASE DONT DO THIS.’ We got the middle finger. He ran.”

“Republicans, we say we don’t play “identity politics” and then you ran this man mainly because he was the same skin color as his opponent with no background other than football. A boring old Republican could have won,” he said.

“Georgia may be remembered as the state that broke Trump once and for all,” political strategist Scott Jennings said.

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“Republicans lost the seat much more than Democrats won it (again). At some point, perhaps, they’ll learn,” Fox News contributor Joey Jones said.

“When @GOPChairwoman claims only the RNC worked in Georgia remember @BrianKempGA kept his ground operation going. @LeaderMcConnell poured $11 million into the state. The RNC didn’t do as much, but McDaniel will want credit to save her job. It’d have been a blowout but for Kemp. … No RNC Chair in the history of the whole party has lasted as long as Ronna McDaniel without seeing at least one winning election season. She took the job in 2017, and the GOP has lost every election cycle since,” Erick Erickson said.

“I hope we go into the next election with the realization that telling your base that their vote won’t matter because the election will be stolen isn’t a great strategy for winning… We had a layup this year and blew it. Time to move on,” Caleb Hull said.

“I sure hope Trump has some more brilliant ideas for can’t-miss Senate candidates. Omarosa maybe? Carrot Top? Ghislaine Maxwell?” Ann Coulter said.

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Georgia Sen. Warnock took a victory lap in his speech after being declared the winner.

“There are those who will look at the outcome of this race and say that there is no voter suppression in Georgia,” he said. “Let me be clear: Just because people endured long lines that wrapped around buildings some blocks long, just because they endured the rain and the cold and all kinds of tricks in order to vote, doesn’t mean that voter suppression does not exist. It simply means that you the people decided that your voices will not be silenced.”

Warnock, a reverend, said that God should get the glory for his victory.

“After a hard-fought campaign — or should I say campaigns — it is my honor to utter the four most powerful words ever spoken in a democracy: The people have spoken,” he said.

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Warnock, a long-time pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church where he still preaches most Sundays, again

“I am Georgia, I am example and an iteration of its history,” he said.

Walker, who thanked his wife first, was gracious in his concession speech.

“One of the things I said when they called the race, I said the numbers doesn’t look like it’s gonna add up. But one of the things I want to tell all of you is you never stop dreaming. I don’t want any of you to stop dreaming. I don’t want any of you to stop believing in America. I want you to believe in America and continue to believe in the constitution and believe in our elected officials most of all,” he said.

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“I want you to continue to pray for them because all of the prayers that you had given me, I felt those prayers. I want to thank all of my team, Team Herschel, because they put up with a lot. I want to thank all my donors because you guys, without you I couldn’t have done what I done. So I want to thank all of you as well,” the Republican said.

“I got a chance for you guys to tell me what you do feel about this country. I got a chance to go into your home, a chance to [see] you invested in Herschel Walker and I thank you. I thank you so much. As I said, you can’t blame no one because I want you to continue to believe in this country, believe in our elected officials. Most of all, stay together, don’t let anyone separate you. Don’t let anyone tell you that we can’t because I am here to tell you we can. As I said earlier on, God is good,” he said.

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