May 21, 2024
Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) is standing firm on Herschel Walker despite a fresh bout of controversy that has upended his campaign for Senate.

Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) is standing firm on Herschel Walker despite a fresh bout of controversy that has upended his campaign for Senate.

Deriding intensifying scrutiny over a report that Walker encouraged and paid for a woman to have an abortion as “textbook 101 for the Democrats,” Scott insisted that Walker will pull off the win and is a “great candidate.”

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“This is just textbook 101 for the Democrats. They know they’re going to lose. Herschel Walker is running a good race. He’s a great candidate. Raphael Warnock is Joe Biden. And, you know, it’s just lies, cheat, and smear. That’s what the Democrats do. They did it to Brett Kavanaugh,” Scott told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt.

Walker has been engulfed by controversy since the publication of a Daily Beast report on Monday about the alleged abortion incident. The report cited a “get well” card with his signature held by an unidentified woman, as well as receipts. Walker has denied the report as “a flat-out lie” and indicated he will sue the outlet.

Amplifying his woes, his son Christian, a conservative activist with a large social media presence, made a litany of scathing posts on social media, ripping into his father’s personal behavior. Walker responded by declaring that he loves his son no matter what.

With Georgia’s Senate seat paramount to the GOP breaking through the evenly divided upper chamber, a chorus of Republicans rallied behind Walker amid the controversy. Former President Donald Trump argued Walker was being “slandered and maligned by the Fake News Media.” Scott also previously defended Walker.

“You know what people are going to vote about. They care about [whether] … Herschel or Raphael Warnock [is] going to be better for the economy, or your kid’s education, or public safety, for a secure voter, for a lethal military. It’s a pretty easy choice. It’s easy to pick Herschel Walker,” Scott added.

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Scott heads the GOP’s Senate campaign arm, the National Republican Senatorial Committee. In addition to defending Walker, Scott also laid out the key races he thinks could be a pathway for Republicans to regain control of the Senate.

“No. 1 is Nevada. … No. 2 is Georgia. No. 3 would be somewhere between Arizona, Colorado, and Washington. They’re all winnable, and we’ve got great candidates,” he explained.

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