Republican Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker promised Monday to pray for the MSNBC contributor who suggested he was one of the “negroes” who would do what Republicans wanted him to do.
The comments came from MSNBC contributor Elie Mystal, a Demand Justice board member who appeared on TV Saturday and talked about the Georgia senate race.
“A lot of people have been asking me to say something about the man on MSNBC that called me the N-word,” Walker said in a video posted to social media. “Here’s what I gotta say about that: shame on MSNBC. And shame on him. I’m going to pray for both of them. Because they need Jesus.”
“When I saw what he said, it reminded me of the differences between myself and my opponents,” he continued. “Senator Warnock and the left-wing crazies that believe that America is fundamentally a bad country, full of racist people. They want to divide us, turn us against each other. We have our problems, but we can solve them together.”
Mystal said Saturday that the election was going to be close because Walker was receiving support from Republicans. “You ask why are Republicans backing this man who’s so clearly unintelligent, who so clearly doesn’t have independent thoughts, but that’s actually the reason,” he said.
“Walker is going do what he’s told, and that is what Republicans like,” Mystal continued. “That’s what Republicans want from their Negroes: to do what they were told.”
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