Walker stayed remained silent on his endorser Greene’s attendance at a pro-Putin white nationalist event last weekend
After Georgia U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene gave a speech at a white nationalist and “pro-Putin” conference last weekend, where “attendees cheered Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and chanted Vladimir Putin’s name,” GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker — who has deep campaign ties to Greene — today announced he will no longer attend a Saturday event with the Congresswoman, but did not go so far as to reject her support of his campaign, condemn her speech in front of a crowd of white supremacists, or even say that her speech was his reason for skipping their latest joint campaign appearance.
Although Walker has decided to avoid this one event, for nonspecific reasons, his campaign remains closely connected to Greene. Greene has been a vocal supporter of Walker, urging him to run before he announced his campaign, and she attacked Mitch McConnell for trying to keep Walker out of the race last summer. Greene has even run possibly-illegal Facebook ads boosting Walker’s campaign.
“Georgia voters have a right to know if Herschel Walker agrees or disagrees with his campaign supporter Marjorie Taylor Greene’s attendance at a pro-Putin and white nationalist event last weekend,’” said American Bridge 21st Century spokesperson Aidan Johnson. “Greene has defended her appearance and faced criticism from Walker’s opponents, so it’s only right that Walker speaks out on this subject and addresses whether he is going to keep or reject Green’s endorsement and support.”
Read about Walker’s close, ongoing ties to Greene:
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Walker pulls out of Marjorie Greene event after she spoke at pro-Putin rally
Newsweek: Marjorie Taylor Greene Claims Mitch McConnell ‘Dirty Politics’ at Work Against Herschel Walker
Open Secrets: Herschel Walker builds a campaign team with deep financial ties to Marjorie Taylor Greene, Donald Trump
Newsweek: Georgia Dems Say Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Ads Backing Herschel Walker Violate Ethics Rules
Published: Mar 1, 2022