US Senate candidate Herschel Walker defiantly declared again that the badge of the policeman he pulled out out at the Friday debate real and that he “works with law enforcement for years”, including training, leadership, health and well-being programs.
After digging heat online for trick where he was criticized for producing props during the debate, the Georgia Republican sat down with Kristen Welker of NBC News for live interview in part monday on Today. In it he says he has an “honorary sheriff’s badge” for Chatham County, Johnson County, and Cobb County with “limited rights”.
“This is the badge the policeman gave me and I have the badge that I wear. with me all the time. it real icon. This is not a fake badge. it real badge, Walker says in interview, according to a transcript obtained by The Daily Beast.
Questions related to former NFL star Alleged work with law enforcement harassed his Senate campaign, including the June article in Atlanta Journal-Constitution which indicates the absence real proof of prove Walker’s longstanding claims of working alongside the FBI or the police.
During the Sunday night debate that Walker declined attend and was introduced empty podium, opponent Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) said Walker does not speak truth, using Example of the Friday Night badge incident of his lies.
“Last night when I said, ‘You keep pretending to be a police officer,’ he presented the badge as if it was proof that he was really a police officer,” Warnock said. “Now he wants us think he’s a senator. I think people of Georgians are wise and insightful, and they know what’s at the end of day, i know who I work for: I work for them.”
In an interview with NBC, Welker asks Walker, “Who gave you that badge?”
Walker replies, “This badge is from… this badge. I have badges from everyone over all over Georgia, even from Chatham County. I had to wait – wait – I got from Chatham County, which is the county, which is the county, uh, which is the county from…
At this point Walker shows icon again but it’s unfortunately up down.
“Oh I got it upside down down. That’s right, that’s the county where Senator Warnock is from. I have an honorary sheriff’s badge for this county with limited rights.”
Welker puts pressure on Walker on where does the badge he’s holding come from.
“This is from my hometown” – Walker. says.
“This is from Johnson County, from the Johnson County Sheriff, which is a legal badge. Everyone can joke, but this badge give me right… If anything happened in this county, I have the right work with the police are getting their way. People who are not know this is i worked with law enforcement for years. I train program but they get credit for It. I’m doing a programmanual program. I’m into health and wellness programs. I’ve been in prisons so everyone will laugh, but I… men as well as women in black—men as well as women in blue backs ever since I’ve been doing it.”
Asked if the badge gives any powers of arrest, Walker confirms that it is an “honorary badge” but that “they can call me whenever they want I and I have the right to do something for them work with them all day.”
Welker then tells Walker directly that “The National Sheriffs Association stated that the badge of honor… for in trophy case” and asks: “Why do decision shine in the debate?
Walker replies: “It’s not at all true. You can call the guy who gave me the badge… call woman who gave me a badge and the same, I tell you one they have fun in. They said I don’t work with Cobb County Police, right? Cobb County Sheriff’s Police.
Walker seems to refer to Walker campaign press secretary claims Journal-Constitution that Walker is an honorary MP in Cobb County, although the Cobb County Police Department told the newspaper that he had no records for back up claims.
“And this way people do news mediaWalker continues. “And I had a sheriff who gave me a badge and was there for years, been there for the years have come out and held a press conference with me and said: “Herschel was with us for years he worked with us.’”
Walker claimed that media “Heard nothing and want try to find an excuse.”
He said “No, I’ll always have mine men as well as women in blue. it reason They support to me. I have more… more sheriffs who supported Herschel Walker in Georgia than any candidate running today.”