More than 'buzz words' needed from conservative Senate candidate

More than 'buzz words' needed from conservative Senate candidate

Former Georgia running back and Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Herschel Walker greets fans before a college football game between UAB and the University of Georgia in Atlanta on September 11, 2021. AP Photo/John Bazemore)

More than 'buzz words' needed from conservative Senate candidate

A conservative political analyst has some concerns about U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker, who has the backing of former President Donald Trump.

As reported on AFN yesterday, this past Saturday thousands of loyal Donald Trump supporters gathered in Perry, Georgia, for a "Save America" rally. Trump was there ostensibly to campaign for U.S. Senate hopeful Herschel Walker, who is trying to unseat left-leaning Democrat Rafael Warnock in November 2022. The Democrat won his seat in a special runoff election in early January, unseating then-Senator Kelly Loeffler (R).

Rob Chambers, vice president of AFA Action, says some pundits have expressed concerns about Walker's lack of political experience.

"[He] has not served public office, so we don't have any type of record on Herschel Walker," says the political analyst. "He made several comments saying that he was for law and order, that he was for school choice, that he was for border control, that he was for fair elections, and that he supported the U.S. Constitution. Those are great buzz words there."

But Chambers is concerned that Walker did not comment on the issues of same-sex "marriage" and sexual orientation/gender identity (SOGI) issues.

Chambers, Rob (AFA Action) Chambers

"It is known that his son, Christian Walker, is a self-confessed homosexual," Chambers offers. "What's not clear is where Herschel Walker will stand on the issues of sexual orientation and gender identity – and in particular, how those issues would be handled when they conflict with religious liberty, for example."

Walker has publicly announced his love and support for his son (22 on Thursday), who as a member of the Log Cabin Republicans reportedly has equated Black Lives Matter with the KKK and led a pro-Trump march in LGBTQ-friendly Hollywood.

Walker, a former NFL running back and a football legend for the University of Georgia Bulldogs (Heisman Trophy winner in 1982), is one of six Republicans seeking the GOP Senate nomination. A Trafalgar Group poll conducted in early September shows him with a massive lead over the other contenders. He also appears to have gained some inroads with current Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky).

Editor's Note: AFA Action is an affiliate of the American Family Association, the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates AFN.net.