'Bald-faced lies': Obama torches Herschel Walker in blistering campaign supporting Raphael Warnock

'Bald-faced lies': Obama torches Herschel Walker in blistering campaign supporting Raphael Warnock
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Former President Barack Obama offered a blistering assessment of Georgia Senate hopeful Herschel Walker. During a campaign event on Thursday, December 1, Obama delivered a speech in support of Democratic incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.).

The former president also used the moment to address some of the controversial gaffes Walker has made over the last several weeks. “Every day he comes up with something. Every day,” Obama began.

He joked, “Since the last time I was here, Mr. Walker has been talking about issues that are of great importance to the people of Georgia."

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Obama went on to discuss Walker's gaffe about vampires and werewolves. “Like whether it’s better to be a vampire or a werewolf,” the former president said.

“This is a debate that I must confess I once had myself. When I was seven. Then I grew up,” he continued, adding:

"In case you’re wondering, by the way, Mr. Walker decided he wanted to be a werewolf, which is great. As far as I’m concerned. He can be anything he wants to be except for a United States senator.

Apparently, he also claimed that he used to let me beat him at basketball, but then he admitted that we’ve never actually met. So I guess this was more of an imaginary whooping that I laid on him. Now, listen this would be funny if he weren’t running for Senate. We all know some folks in our lives who we don’t wish them ill. Will they say crazy stuff? We’re all like, well, you know, Uncle Joe, you know what happened to him? You know, it’s okay that they’re part of the family, but you don’t give them serious responsibilities."

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According to Obama, Walker's focus on vampires and werewolves appears to suggest that the Senate hopeful's priorities are not in order. He also criticized Walker for spewing what he describes as "bald-faced lies."

“When you spend more time thinking about horror movie fantasies than you do thinking about the people you want to represent that says something about your priorities. When again and again you serve up bald-faced lies," he said. "Just make stuff up. That says something about the kind of person you are and the kind of leader you would be if you were in the United States Senate,”

He concluded with a word of advice for Georgia voters. “So, Georgia, look," Obama said. "I’m not telling you something you don’t know. You deserve a senator you can be proud of."

Watch the video below or at this link.

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