On Tuesday night, Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock overtook Republican Herschel Walker during Georgia’s state runoff election.
Speaking to supporters Tuesday night, Walker said, “I want to thank all of you as well, because we’ve had a tough journey, have we not? But one of the things I said when they called the race, I said the numbers doesn’t look like they’re going to add up.”
"I want you to believe in America, and continue to believe in the Constitution and believe in our elected officials, most of all."
Republican Herschel Walker tells supporters “we can’t blame no one” after his projected loss in the Georgia Senate runoff. https://t.co/MpvceWK91y pic.twitter.com/0dFkv2FyYU
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 7, 2022
Walker went on to say, “But one of the things I want to tell you is you never stop dreaming. I don’t want any of you to stop dreaming. I don’t want any you to stop believing in America. I want you to believe in America and continue to believe in the Constitution and believe in our elected officials. Most of all, continue to pray for them.”
Walker encouraged Americans to remain in the political fight and to not look for people to blame for his loss. He said, “And as I say, you can’t blame no one. Because I want you to continue to believe in this country and believe in our elected officials and most of all, stay together.”
Warnock’s win is seen as giving the Dems an advantage in the Senate, giving them a majority after two years of a 50/50 split. It is also another in a series of losses for Trump-backed candidates.
During the campaign season, Walker was faced with various scandals including one where he allegedly paid for a former girlfriend’s abortion.
Much of Warnock’s success has been attributed to the fact that his base took advantage of the state’s allowance for early voting.
Warnock told supporters “After a hard-fought campaign, or should I say campaigns, it is my honor to utter the four most powerful words ever spoke in a democracy…The people have spoken.”