As the debate over abortion and the right to privacy continues, Herschel Walker, who is running for U.S. Senate in Georgia, claims people aren’t concerned about abortion rights.
Speaking at an event for farmers in Georgia, he was asked if the abortion ban in Georgia would impact his election. “People aren’t concerned about that,” Walker said, according to the Gainesville Times.
“People are concerned about the gas, they’re concerned about food. They’re not even talking about that. That’s not what I’m hearing about.”
Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Greg Bluestein followed up with, “You think people aren’t concerned about abortion?”
“Well, I didn’t say that,” Walker replied, even though it’s reported that he clearly did say that. “People here are concerned about gas, and I think they’re concerned about groceries. They’re concerned about the baby formula, which is something that’s very serious right now, and they’re concerned about crime.”
On June 24, the conservative majority U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that the federal protection which guarantees women the right to abortion procedures is eliminated, which has now paved the way for states like Georgia to
move forward with their bans. The Peach State has now enacted a six-week ban on abortion. The Washington Post reported that 13 state legislatures were poised to prohibit abortions under “trigger bans” designed to take effect after the Supreme Court’s decision.
In May, Walker said he supported a total abortion ban with no exceptions.
The Trump-supported candidate is trying to unseat Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock.