The credential that Herschel Walker flashed during the Senate debate is explained.


In an exclusive interview with NBC News’ Kristen Welker, Herschel Walker, a Republican running for the Georgia Senate, gave an explanation for why he showed a badge during the debate with Sen. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat.

After Warnock attacked Walker’s former erratic behavior and his untrue claims that he had worked in law enforcement, Walker waved the badge, which prompted a moderator to repeatedly order Walker to put the badge away, citing debate rules that forbid the use of props.

Walker said it is a “legit” badge issued to him by law enforcement and stated he carries legal with him all the time when asked in the interview about that incident and whether the badge allowed him arresting authority.

Walker declared, “I have badges all over the state of Georgia,” adding that he even possessed a “honorary sheriff badge” from Warnock’s native Chatham County.
During the interview, Walker displayed a badge that he claimed was from the Johnson County where he was raised.

“I have the right to work with the police to get things done if anything transpired in this county,” he stated. People are unaware of my long history of cooperation with police enforcement.

Walker said, “But they can contact me whenever they need me, and I have the power to do things for them, to collaborate with them on a thing.

Walker responded that it was “not accurate” when asked why he displayed a badge during the debate despite the National Sheriffs’ Association’s assertion that an honorary badge is “for the trophy case.”

Herschel had been working with us for years, according to the sheriff who issued me the badge. Walker: “I had him come out and have a press conference with me and say Herschel had been with us for years.

“My men and women will always have my support in the blue. They back me because of this, Walker continued. More sheriffs in Georgia have endorsed Herschel Walker than any other candidate running right now, according to me.

Walker consistently refuted claims that he exaggerated his ties to the police.

Walker asserted, “I’m right because I’ve worked in law enforcement and alongside law enforcement. Before deciding to run for office, I did it. This was unrelated to my campaign for government. Therefore, when they say that, they are speaking.

Johnson County’s sheriff verified that he had handed Walker the honorary badge and stated that he had no problem with Walker mentioning it during his campaign.

Walker continued to refute claims made by the mother of one of his children, an ex-partner, that he funded her abortion in 2009 during his interview with NBC News. Walker acknowledged giving her a $700 check, but he refuted her assertion that he was aware the money was intended for an abortion.

Walker, a pro-life Republican and former football player, said in the interview, which aired on Monday on “TODAY,” “It’s a lie.” “Prove I did that. It does me no good to just demonstrate such things to me.