Former football star Hershel Walker suggested on Sunday that he wants to be the next Republican senator from Georgia despite being a resident of Texas.
During an interview on Sunday, Fox News host Maria Bartiromo asked Walker if he would try to unseat Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) in 2022.
"We know that former President Trump wants you to run for Senate," Bartiromo noted. "What is the answer? Are you considering running for the Senate seat in Georgia in the 2022 race?"
"I'm very honored that they would consider me running for the Senate," Walker replied. "My family, we're still going through this process of praying and really considering it. And at the same time, I take it very serious. And people want me to decide, like, right now. And I said, guys, I want to take my time because this is a very serious, serious thing."
"But I will tell you this," he continued. "Hershel Walker believes in God. I believe in this country. I believe in the people. And I'm going to fight for the people of Georgia if I run so just stay tuned. And I tell you what, it's going to be exciting."
Walker went on to say that his priorities as senator "most of all would be America."
"Getting people to find out the truth so they can be educated and quit this dividing," he explained. "I want to bring people back together."
"I believe in America. I believe in the Constitution. That is something special," Walker concluded.
Walker's announcement was met with confusion and ridicule on Twitter.
Read some of the responses below..
Everyone trump endorses loses. I wouldn't vote for trumpie Hershel Walker for ANYTHING
— susan (@susan52132641) April 11, 2021
Hershel Walker has no idea where he is.
— Craig (@itsalwayscraig) April 11, 2021
It's sad foxnews keeps exploiting a black man with obvious brain injuries to tow the line...
Hershel walker shouldn't be your point guy on any political issues. We've seen how football destroys mental capacity.
— Suds McStache (@Lifeofamustache) April 11, 2021
Raphael warnock will beat Hershel walker so bad. Hershel will think he's a Viking all over again
— Robert Pattison Is The Batman (@MrPhilaSports) April 11, 2021
I see Hershel Walker is planning to carpetbag a US Senate seat in Georgia. Damn, he's so white now that he should be named Trump
— BWM (@BrannaMaccarth) April 11, 2021
If I was Warnock I'd jump for joy if Hershel Walker ran.
— The Right is Wrong AF (@therightswrong) April 11, 2021
Gotta be so confusing to be a MAGAt these days... “keep politics out of sports" is one of their big rallying cries, yet they trot out John Daly and Hershel Walker as spokespeople. 🤣 Such clowns. 🤡
— TheReelDL (@TheReelDL65) April 11, 2021
Hershel Walker is talking about running against Rev. Raphael Warnock#Georgians pic.twitter.com/L3hoju8yG6
— Tommie Girl (@ImJustTommie) April 11, 2021
The @GOP putting up Herschel Walker against Rev. Warnock is the 2.0 version of putting up Alan Keyes against Barack Obama.
They can't & don't see beyond skin color, so they think any Black male TFG-er will do.
— Pam Keith, Esq. (@PamKeithFL) April 11, 2021
Hershel Walker, seriously. We'll if they vote for that dumbass then the Republican party is really hard up and destined to lose. GOOD LUCK HERSHEL you moron my guess is if your political aspirations are anything like your quarterback in in MN then all I can say is 😄🤣😂
— RockinRobin (@RockinR35100347) April 11, 2021
Hershel Walker has never been shit and is still shit today. https://t.co/lY61yLHA0e
— Renae (@Gagaslotusgirls) April 11, 2021
I'd laugh at Hershel Walker and everyone else running because Trump asks them too. If I didn't know how they are willing to cheat.
— Makeba C. (@c_makeba) April 11, 2021
Hershel Walker has admitted to being mentally ill, so he would fit right in with the Republican Party.
I'm referring to you, @RepMattGaetz @RepBoebert @RepMTG
— Keela Young (@KeelaYoung1) April 11, 2021
Hershel Walker running against Rev. Warnock in 2022 is the 'any black will do' mindset.
We have done this movie: "Clarence Thomas"
— reba smith (@picokali) April 11, 2021