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Herschel Walker, the leading candidate for the Republican Senate nomination in Georgia, questioned evolution at an event over the weekend, asking why apes still exist if humans have evolved from them.
Walker made the remark Sunday during an appearance at Sugar Hill Church in Sugar Hill, Ga.
Polls show that Walker, who has been endorsed by former president Donald Trump, is the overwhelming favorite in the race for the GOP nomination to face freshman Sen. Raphael G. Warnock (D-Ga.) in the fall.
“At one time, science said man came from apes. Did it not?” Walker asked Chuck Allen, lead pastor of Sugar Hill Church, during Sunday’s event
Steve Ulrich at PoliticsPA:
“Every time I read or hear that, I think to myself, ‘You just didn’t read the same Bible I did,' ” Allen replied.
Walker continued: “Well, this is what’s interesting, though. If that is true, why are there still apes? Think about it.”
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mehmet Oz said today that he would forego certain security clearances that are provided to all U.S. Senators to keep his dual citizenship with Turkey.
Oz was speaking to a group of reporters about the role David McCormick and his former hedge fund – Bridgewater Associates – played in the management of the Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS).
When asked about his dual citizenship with the United States and Turkey, Oz explained that he keeps his Turkish citizenship to care for his mother, who suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease. When queried what he would do if this would disqualify him from security clearances, Oz agreed that he would forego them in this situation, noting “I can love my country and love my mom.”
Since this is now a thing: members of congress do NOT get security clearances; clearances are an Executive branch function and Members don't need it by virtue of their offices. Members do have to take an oath they won't disclose classified info, but that's a different matter. pic.twitter.com/jEgVXmR0Ac— Daniel Schuman (@danielschuman) March 16, 2022
The New York Times dug up a 2013 podcast when Mike Gibbons offered some offensive stereotypes about Asian people.— Laura Hancock (@laurahancock) March 16, 2022
Who knows how this will play in the #ohsen GOP primary, which is sort of a competition of outrageousness. https://t.co/6UvfAJWiqK