Georgia’s GOP lieutenant governor recently called U.S. Senate hopeful Herschel Walker “one of the worst Republican candidates in our party’s history.” Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan told CBS News that was why he chose not to vote in support of Walker ahead of Tuesday’s runoff elections. The Republican challenger is in a race against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock.
Duncan told CBS News congressional correspondent Nikole Killion that he was a conservative because he believed that was the “best way to govern”. He also added that he has been a Republican for a very long time and, most likely, he has kids who are better able to “articulate the conservative platform better than some of the candidates that Donald Trump and his group supported all across the country.”
Duncan added that he did not think this was the best form of Republicanism and that Walker would most likely “go down as one of the worst Republican candidates in our party’s history.”
For the past two years, Duncan has been a vocal critic of former President Donald Trump. Duncan, along with recently re-elected Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, was very adamant about stopping then-president Trump from overturning the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia.