According to Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker, there are 52 states in the United States.
Of course, as even a child in elementary school knows, there are actually only 50 states in the U.S.
Walker made his comments on Tuesday, according to Newsweek, in an apparent attempt to troll Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee to be the next governor of Georgia:
Walker, during a Tuesday interview on conservative podcast The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show, urged Abrams to leave Georgia and go to one of the “51 more” states to live in. Abrams controversially called Georgia the “worst state in the country to live” last month. Walker, a former NFL star, said that he found Abrams’ remark to be “insulting.”
“It was totally insulting,” Walker said of Abrams’ remarks. “You said it was the worst state that you know of, and yet you’re running for office here…. If you want to get this Georgia back together, you want to get this country back together, you’ve got to vote for the people who believe in this country.”
“If you don’t believe in the country, leave and go somewhere else. If it’s the worst state, why are you here? Why don’t you leave? Go to another—there’s what, 51 more other states you can go to, you don’t have to be here.”
A spokesperson for Walker later tried to clean up what the candidate had said, telling HuffPost:
“Herschel misspoke ― he obviously knows there are 50 states.”
While he was at it, Walker also used his Tuesday podcast appearance to slam Abrams and his Democratic opponent, Sen. Raphael Warnock, for allegedly not appearing at a police banquet he had attended, though he offered no specifics of when or where the banquet took place:
“I was at a police banquet. And what was so funny about that, they invited Ms. Abrams and they invited Senator Warnock. Neither one of them showed up. They didn’t even show up to support the police.
“We’ve got to support our men and women in blue,” he continued. “And you don’t want to support them? … I said, there is a problem, and I want the people of Georgia to know that.”
Of course, this is the same Herschel Walker who brags about helping military veterans, but has been accused of working for a group that has been anything but helpful to vets, with the AP reporting in May:
Corporate documents, court records and Senate disclosures reviewed by The Associated Press tell a more complicated story. Together they present a portrait of a celebrity spokesman who overstated his role in a for-profit program that is alleged to have preyed upon veterans and service members while defrauding the government.
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