In what may well be one of the most bizarre references ever uttered by a candidate for public office, Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker cited the 1988 Michael Jackson song “Man in the Mirror” as a justification for more oil drilling in the United States.

Speaking with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo, Walker had this to say about energy prices:

“One of the first things they did is they decided they are going to give up our energy. By him going out and giving up our energy, now we’re not energy independent anymore, which started the whole downfall.

“Right now, gas prices are going out of the roof. Right now, you see there’s no food on the shelf. And I think people need to know that and they’re blaming everyone else except themselves.”

No food on the shelf? Last time I was at the grocery store, the shelves were stocked and there was also plenty of toilet paper, which was almost impossible to come by during the Trump administration.

Then came the Michael Jackson reference:

“I think they’ve got to remember that the song Michael Jackson said, the ‘Man in the Mirror,’ you’ve got to look at yourself and see what’s going on. You know, this country — this is one of the most environmental drilling countries in the world but, yet, we’re walking on all the resources we have underneath our feet.”

As for why he thinks he’d made a good U.S. senator, Walker suggested that since he’s a Christian, he’d always do what’s right:

“I told people I’m a warrior of God. I’m going to get in there and do the right thing.”

Raphael Warnock, the incumbent Georgia Democratic senator Walker would face if he gets the GOP nomination is also a Christian. Matter of fact, he’s a minister at the very same Atlanta-area church — Ebenezer Baptist — that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once pastored.

Here’s the video from Fox News:

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