STORY: Neither Warnock nor his Republican rival reached 50% in their Senate race for Georgia in the November 8 midterm election, forcing them into a one-on-one battle, with the Democrats still needing two seats to retain control of the senate.
Warnock, senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, led narrowly in the final vote count against Walker, a former football star at the University of Georgia who has been dogged by questions about his turbulent personal life.
The runoff, Warnock told his supporters in Atlanta, was about “competence and character.”
“Sadly, I'm running against someone who lies about every aspect of his life,” Warnock said. “And we've seen that Herschel Walker has a disturbing history, a pattern of violence against women, against his own family and he… refuses to take responsibility for that.”
Walker has faced allegations of domestic violence from his ex-wife. More recently, two women have said that Walker pressured them to have abortions during their relationships, claims he has denied as he campaigned on an anti-abortion stance.