Herschel Walker would like to be the next U.S. Senator from Georgia. He’d also like you to believe that he’s never heard Donald Trump, the former president, has never claimed the 2020 election was ‘stolen’ from him.
Herschel Walker is one of six candidates in today’s Republican Senate Primary in Georgia, and has Donald Trump’s endorsement — but it doesn’t sound like he’s been paying much attention to the man who endorsed him. In fact, he says that he doesn’t think he’s ever heard Trump say that the 2020 election was stolen.
According to Herschel Walker, Trump has never said the election was stolen. pic.twitter.com/3upEQg05ry
— The Republican Accountability Project (@AccountableGOP) May 24, 2022
“I think reporters say that. I don’t know whether [former] President Trump has said — he never said it to me…No, no, he has never — I’ve never heard [former] President Trump ever say that.”
Well, fortunately, if Walker needs help finding when and where Trump claimed the election was stolen, the answer is recorded on video and in Trump’s own published statements, over and over.
In fact, via CBS, the video below is the one Trump released asking the mob that was fighting to overturn the election on his behalf to leave (hours after the attack began).
The White House has released a taped address from Pres. Trump.
"We have to have peace, we have to have law and order," Pres. Trump says following opening remarks in which he offered an unsubstantiated claim that the election was stolen from him and his supporters. pic.twitter.com/0cnSUB6YQb
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) January 6, 2021
(Emphasis added in the quote below.)
“..We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election, and everyone knows it, especially the other side, but you have to go home now…”
He hasn’t stopped saying it, either. Here’s a statement he released near the end of April, congratulating two Michigan candidates. Note on the 5th and 6th line, he attributes their success to being willing to talk about “the rigged and stolen 2020 Presidential Election.” You can also see this statement on his website.
President Donald J. Trump:
“Congratulations to Matt DePerno and Kristina Karamo on their tremendous victories on Saturday evening in Michigan. This is just the beginning. They easily beat their RINO challengers because Matt and Kristina are unafraid to speak honestly… pic.twitter.com/rHmv0k3sql
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) April 25, 2022
Here’s another, from March, when he campaigned in Walker’s state. Walker was actually at this event — the photo of him above is from this rally. Trump followed up the next day with a boast about crowd size and an attack on Governor Brian Kemp for “let[ting] the election be rigged and stolen.” Again, if there’s any doubt about the authenticity of this statement, it’s also on his website.
President Donald J. Trump:
“Massive crowd last night in Georgia even despite the cold weather, the enthusiasm was unbelievable. David Perdue, running against horrendous Governor Brian Kemp, who let the Election be Rigged and Stolen, is seeing a very big surge. Will be…” pic.twitter.com/GTr7vYSTv3
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) March 27, 2022
These are only three examples, but Trump has clearly been making the false claim even before he left office, and continues to do so. Who is Herschel Walker trying to fool?
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