Herschel Walker: GOP Senate nominee hits out at landmark climate bill by asking ‘don’t we have enough trees?’
Herschel Walker, the Republican nominee in Georgia’s hotly contested Senate race, criticized Democrats’ recently passed climate and health care bills.
Mr. Walker, a former University of Georgia running back and Heisman Trophy winner, Criticized the Anti-Inflation Actwhich President Joe Biden signed last week.
His opponent, incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock, voted for the legislation, although his proposal to cap insulin prices for private insurance recipients died because Republicans raised a point of order to remove it from the bill. The legislation passed along party lines, with 50 Democrats voting for it and Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie.
But Mr. Walker denounced the law at a Republican Jewish Committee event.
“They keep trying to fool you into thinking they’re helping you,” he said. “But they don’t. Because a lot of money goes into trees. Don’t we have enough trees here?
As part of the climate aspect of the law, $150 million will be spent on “urban forests” to plant trees in cities.
But this is not the first time Mr Walker has made strange comments about the climate crisis. In June, he Dr caught In the video, Green criticized the New Deal, saying it would “cost millions and billions of dollars to clean up our air.”
“Since we don’t control the air, our good air has decided to float into China’s bad air so when China gets our good air, their bad air goes away,” he said. “So it goes into our good air space. Then now we have to clear that back up, while they’re messing us up.”
most of Poll shows Mr Warnock, who won a special election last year, narrowly edged Mr Walker. The race has tightened in recent months, however.