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Republican Sens. Scott, Cotton To Visit Georgia To Prop Up Herschel Walker’s Campaign


Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) is scheduled to go to Georgia on Tuesday to support Herschel Walker, the anti-abortion GOP Senate nominee rocked by explosive allegations that he paid for an ex-girlfriend to get an abortion after which pressured her to have a second one.

Georgia is vital within the November election to which party controls the now-evenly divided Senate. Polling shows Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) leading Walker by lower than 4 percentage points, in response to polling aggregation site FiveThirtyEight.

Scott, who chairs the National Republican Senatorial Committee, will visit the state alongside Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) to assist prop up Walker’s campaign.

“The Democrats wish to destroy this country, and they’ll destroy anyone who gets of their way. Today, it’s Herschel Walker, but tomorrow it’s the American people,” Scott told The Washington Post in an announcement. “I’m on Herschel’s team — they picked the improper Georgian to mess with.”

Caroline Tabler, Cotton’s communications director, confirmed the senator’s travel plans.

Cotton “believes Herschel will likely be a champion for Georgia who will vote to maintain violent criminals in jail, for lower gas prices, and to stop Joe Biden’s inflationary policies,” Tabler told CNN.

Walker, who opposes abortion under any circumstances — even in cases of rape or incest — paid for an ex-girlfriend to have an abortion in 2009, in response to The Each day Beast. He pressured her to have a second abortion two years later, but she refused and had his child, the unnamed woman told The Latest York Times.

Walker has denied the allegations.

Republicans have rallied around Walker. Meanwhile, an excellent PAC affiliated with former President Donald Trump, who endorsed Walker in the first, bought ads to spice up Walker’s standing, in response to Politico.

Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) told NBC’s “Meet The Press” Sunday he continues to support Walker based on his policy platform, but urged him to “come clean and just be honest.”

“We also know that all of us make mistakes and it’s just higher, if this actually did occur, say I’m sorry and express regret,” Bacon told NBC’s Kristen Welker.

WATCH: @RepDonBacon (R-Neb.) defends GOP Ga. Sen. nominee Herschel Walker amid recent abortion allegations.

“I’m not a flawless person, not at all. I’ve made my very own mistakes in life. Herschel has too. All of us have. I feel it’s higher simply to be honest.” pic.twitter.com/HxZFWdX9HJ

— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) October 10, 2022

Warnock did circuitously answer whether he believed Walker’s denial, but as an alternative said “it’s as much as Georgia voters to come to a decision.”

“We do know that my opponent has trouble with the reality. And we’ll see how all this plays out, but I’m focused squarely on the health care needs of my constituents, including reproductive health care. I’m deeply concerned about what’s happening with women on this state,” Warnock said.

The revelations have tested Walker’s standing with voters. HuffPost’s Daniel Marans attended a spotlight group of eight swing voters who voted for Trump in 2016 and Biden in 2020, and likewise voted in Georgia’s Republican primary this yr. Seven participants said they might vote for Warnock in November.

The 2 candidates will face off in a debate later this week in Savannah.

Scott and Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell spatted after McConnell conceded Republicans may have a harder time winning back the Senate in November, citing candidate quality as an element.

Scott took issue with those comments in an op-ed for the Washington Examiner.

“If you desire to trash-talk our candidates to assist the Democrats, pipe down,” Scott wrote.

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