Herschel Walker ran for more than 8,000 yards during his NFL career, but now country star John Rich is hoping he’ll run a little further. This time for governor of Georgia.
John Rich of Big & Rich recently tweeted his support for the idea of getting the former University of Georgia superstar to replace current Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp.
Both Rich and Walker are both outspoken President Donald Trump supporters. Rich is upset with Gov. Kemp because he declined to intercede in the presidential election on Trump’s behalf, USA Today reports. President-elect Joe Biden reportedly beat Trump in the state by a slim margin.
Trump was in Georgia Saturday night for a rally for Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, who he called the “last line of defense.” Both senators are in run-off elections set for January.
Whether Walker would attempt to run to the right of Republican Kemp for a shot at the governor’s mansion is unclear. Walker hasn’t spoken on the matter directly. But he has expressed interest in public office in the past.
In 2010, Walker told ESPN’s Page 2 that he had some ideas to fix the nation’s problems.
“I might run for public office. We need to take back this country,” he said at the time. “I’m not talking about running for mayor of my hometown of Wrightsville, Ga., but a bigger public office.
“Our problem in the United States is we always blame the president for our problems. We never blame ourselves,” he continued. “We have to take responsibility for our actions and stop making excuses. People think you can just pray to make things happen. But you have to get up and do something.”
John Rich’s Followers React to His Support for Herschel Walker Running for Office
Many fans quickly weighed in on Rich’s idea for Walker to run for office. A number of Twitter users quickly shot down the idea.
However, others who back Rich’s hopes voiced support for a Walker administration.