Today, Mitch McConnell and the Washington GOP establishment are lining up behind Herschel Walker — after desperately trying to keep him out of the race with negative stories highlighting his checkered past and sketchy business dealings — because Walker will back McConnell’s agenda in the Senate. In addition to facing scrutiny for inflating his business record with associates calling him a “temperamental and unreliable business partner,” Walker has been a foremost proponent of false 2020 election conspiracies, calling for Trump and his allies to conduct a “total cleansing” two days before the January 6 insurrection.
Here’s what Republicans had to say about Walker — so what’s changed?
“Republicans’ many attempts to keep Walker out of the race failed, but the concerns they raised remain the same. So what changed? That’s the question Walker, and the political establishment from McConnell to Marjorie Taylor Greene, can’t answer,” said Dan Gottlieb, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia.