Fox News host asks could the GOP blow midterms with Herschel Walker, Eric Greitens, and Doctor Oz?

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Citing three struggling Trump-endorsed GOP candidates, “Fox News Sunday” anchor Mike Emanuel asked Sen. John Barrasso if (R-Wyo.) if Republicans could be in danger of blowing their “golden opportunity” to retake the Senate in the upcoming midterm elections.

“Senator, let’s talk midterms,” Emanuel began. “Republicans believe they have a golden opportunity to win back the majority. But if candidates like Herschel Walker, Eric Greitens, and Doctor Oz are not winning over the voters, is there a possibility the GOP could blow this opportunity?”

With a series of scandals, RINO hunting, and RINO sightings, the trio of candidates has failed to live up to the energized performance of others with the coveted nod from former President Donald Trump.

Football hero Herschel Walker seemed unstoppable in Georgia following his moving endorsement of Trump in 2020,  however a string of troubling allegations and orchestrated hit pieces have sought to his glowing reputation.

As American Wire reported, in early May, just prior to Georgia’s Senate primary, The Washington Post did its best — and ultimately, failed — to dissuade voters from checking the former NFL star’s box in an article that described him as a “useful fool” and suggested that Trump was “exploiting Walker to slake his personal vendetta” after he lost the state in 2020.

Allegations of domestic violence, fraud, and, most recently, unacknowledged children, have led to Walker trailing incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) by 10 points, according to FiveThirtyEight.

Allegations of campaign finance violations and sexual and physical assaults have also plagued former Gov. Eric Greitens (R-Mo.), according to Mediaite, and his gun-toting “RINO hunting” campaign commercial raised eyebrows on both sides of the aisle.

And then there’s Dr. Mehmet Oz, who America would not know existed were it not for Oprah Winfrey, the uber-progressive former talk show host who sold a certain unknown Chicago senator to her enormous, adoring audience and made him President.

Many Republicans instinctively respond to Dr. Oz in the same way they recoil when names such as Liz Cheney or Mitt Romney are brought up in a conversation.

All that said,  Sen. Barrasso remains “very optimistic” about a GOP victory in November, because Republicans are the ones focusing on the issues Americans care about.

“Well I am very optimistic about the future election coming up in November,” Barrasso said. “The number one issue is inflation. All the issues people care about, they look to Republicans as the solution — on inflation, on energy, on the economy, on the chaos at the border, on crime in the cities.”

“All of those nominees you just mentioned–  some are already the nominees, others are still in primaries and others have not been decided– what we know is they understand their states,” he continued. “They understand the pain that people are having in those states.”

“And right now,” he said, “you have candidates running as Democrats who — just this past week in Ohio, the Senate and the governor candidate refused to even show up or be seen when President Biden came to their state.”

“People are distancing themselves as a Democrats from this administration,” Barrasso concluded. “I’m very optimistic about our opportunities in November.”


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