Herschel Walker: 'I Want You to Believe in America’; ‘We’re All Winners’

Susan Jones | December 7, 2022 | 6:34am EST
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 Republican Herschel Walker lost his runoff election to Senate incumbent Raphael Warnock, but he told his supporters, "we're all winners." (Photo by SETH HERALD/AFP via Getty Images)
Republican Herschel Walker lost his runoff election to Senate incumbent Raphael Warnock, but he told his supporters, 'We're all winners.' (Photo by SETH HERALD/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - In a concession speech that even some of his critics applauded, U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker thanked his Savior Jesus Christ, his wife Julie, and his supporters, in that order.

Walker, Donald Trump's hand-picked candidate for Georgia's Senate seat, lost to Democrat incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock, falling short by some 97,597 votes. Walker got 48.6 percent of the vote to Warnock's 51.4 percent.

On Tuesday night, Walker admitted, "we've had a tough journey."

"But one of the things I want to tell all of you is you never stop dreaming. I don't want any of you to stop dreaming. I don't want any of 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 because all the prayers you've given me, I felt those prayers."

Walker expressed appreciation for the support he received from his campaign team and donors:

"So I want to thank all of you as well, because there's no excuses in life, and I'm not gonna make any excuses now because we put up one heck of a fight. That's what we gotta do because this is much bigger-- this is much bigger than Herschel Walker.

"And I told, I told someone this the other day, I said, you guys, I've done a lot of stuff. You talk about Heisman Trophy. You talk about all the athletic awards, business awards I won. But the best thing I've ever done in my whole entire life is run for the Senate seat right here.

"And the reason I'm gonna say that is I got a chance to meet all you and to hear what you guys feel about this country. And I got a chance to -- for you guys to tell me what you do feel about this country. I got a chance to go into your homes, got a chance that you invested in Herschel Walker, and I thank you, and I thank you so much.

"And as I said, we can't blame no one, because I want you to continue to believe in this country, believe in our elected officials, and most of all stay together. Don't let anyone separate. you. Don't let any anyone tell you that we can't because I'm here to tell you, we can.

"I went here to tell you, we can. And as I said, early on, this God is good. And he's a good God -- all the time. He's a good God. So I want to say, I'm never gonna stop fighting for Georgia. I'm never gonna stop fighting for you, because you're my family. Because I always -- oh, I'm a winner. We're all winners. So we're all winners. And that's what I want to say. We're all winners.

"And I want to say, God is a good God, God bless you guys. And let me tell you, stay together, continue to believe in our elected officials. Always, always cast your votes. No matter whatever's happening. Cast your vote for all that. In God we trust, I do -- in God we trust. Continue to cast your vote. Never, never, never give up. All right. God bless you guys. Thank you guys. Thank you."

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, one of Walker's prominent critics, tweeted on Wednesday: "Given the incoherence of his campaign speeches, I was struck by Hershel’s moving concession speech. It was beautiful in its simplicity. No excuses. Walker showed grace and reaffirmed basic American values our politicians need to show in victory and defeat."

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