The senate race in Georgia is in high gear now and with early voting beginning in roughly three days, the stakes are high. Former football player extraordinaire, Mr. Herschel Walker is all set to contest against Raphael Warnock, a veteran public speaker and orator, who delivers sermons at the famous Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.
While there were many topics of importance being discussed, one topic that has been in highlight the most is the topic of abortion. Mr. Walker who had previously spoken up against abortion in June has since reversed his statement. On Friday, he stated that his position on the topic was the same as Georgia’s state law, a heartbeat bill for women whose pregnancies are considered futile or for medical emergencies and cases of rape or incest, which also prohibits abortion at six weeks before numerous women know that they are pregnant. The law soon came into effect sometime around this year after the US supreme court overturned the right to abortion.
Walker questioned Warnock about the reasons that he was supporting abortion. Warnock in his statement regarding abortion claimed that God gave the people a choice and that he respected the right of women to make a decision regarding the process which they had to go through. He also stated that Walker wanted to arrogate more power to politicians than God has and was warning against it.
On Friday, Mr. Walker spoke out about the fact that some of his voters might have some concerns regarding his candidacy, as they are concerned about voting for him, who is a non-politician.
Warnock and his comrade Democrat Jon Ossoff gained their Senate seats during a January 2021 special election, roughly two months after Joe Biden beat Trump in Georgia by less than 12,000 votes. It was additionally, the first time in 2 decades that the Democrats won federal elections in the state, leaving many to wonder whether Warnock can gain a victory once more as Biden’s popularity is in a decline.
The in-person voting is all set to begin on Monday, the result of which will assist in determining supervision of the Senate, which is presently split at about 50-50.
Walker during his speech claimed that the election was more so about what the Biden presidency has done to you and your family in an inflationary economy while Warnock stated that the election had more to do with who was ready to represent Georgia.
Walker claimed that Warnock and Biden were responsible for the inflation but did not have much to offer when asked what were steps he would take in order to solve the problem. Walker stated that the very first step was to get back energy independence rather than depending on their enemies, presumably referring to the fact that the US is still getting fossil fuel imports, some from countries such as Russia.
Warnock brought out Biden’s Infla Action Reduction, focusing on maintenance he sponsored capping insulin and other healthcare costs, the extension of the child tax credit, and infrastructure provisions he piloted with the Republicans. He even proposed a few specifics about further steps that could be taken.
Warnock declined to speak about Biden, nearly 80, and whether he should seek re-election in 2024. Sometime around December 2020, Walker stated a claim that he didn’t believe that Biden won the election. Walker then revised his statement later on and went on to deviate from Trump by saying Biden won legitimately in 2020. But he said he would support Trump if he run in 2024. Both Walker and Warnock said they would accept the outcome of their election.