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While “it’s tempting to think the biggest problem with Herschel Walker’s Senate candidacy is his record of lying about his own record” or “his dreadful personal background,” “just as important is…his unfamiliarity with the basics of government and public affairs”
It’s been one week since GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker’s latest “embarrassing fumble” — this time showing no understanding of how a major hospital closure would impact the health care that Georgians rely on. When Walker was asked about Wellstar’s intention to close the Atlanta Medical Center — one of the largest health care providers in Georgia — he said: “So I think what people need to do first is talk to Wellstar, and see what the problem is, then try to solve that problem.” And when asked whether he supports Medicaid expansion in Georgia, he said: “I think everyone should be given what we promised to give them.”
Meanwhile, days prior to Walker’s fumble, Reverend Warnock — who has been championing the fight to cap the cost of insulin, lower the cost of prescription drugs, and close the Medicaid coverage gap for Georgians in the U.S. Senate — led a group of his colleagues from Georgia’s congressional delegation demanding answers from Wellstar, expressing concern about the potential closure’s impact on the surrounding community, and urging the company to “reverse course” on their decision to shutter the vital metro Atlanta facility.
Walker’s latest fumble reveals again the “candidate’s unfamiliarity with the basics of government and public affairs.” From climate change to gun control to energy policy, it’s clear Herschel Walker isn’t ready to represent Georgians in the U.S. Senate.
Read more on the latest example of why Herschel Walker is not ready to represent the people of Georgia:
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