Herschel Walker calls the election an 'erection' during Fox News snafu

Herschel Walker
Georgia Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker speaks to supporters at a campaign rally in McDonough, Ga., on November 16, 2022.Brandon Bell/Getty Images
  • Herschel Walker on Tuesday appeared to slip up and mispronounce the word "election" on TV.

  • "This erection is about the people," Walker said, presumably meaning to say "election" instead.

  • He was speaking on Fox News with GOP figures Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker had a slip-up on national TV on Tuesday when he appeared to mispronounce the word "election."

"This election is about more than Herschel Walker. This erection is about the people," Walker said during a Tuesday appearance on Fox News. He was being interviewed alongside Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Walker presumably meant to say "election," but messed up his pronunciation of the word while the two senators nodded and looked on.


The snafu resulted in a slew of jokes being cracked at the candidate's expense on Twitter.

"Walker is now a schlong-shot at best," tweeted sports commentator Keith Olbermann.

"If Herschel loses, will he say his erection was stolen?" tweeted liberal commentator Ron Filipkowski, referencing the election-denying tactics commonly used by defeated Trump-backed candidates.

Walker, who was endorsed by Trump, is currently in a close race against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock. Both candidates are headed to a runoff election for the Senate in December.

This is not the first occasion where Walker has made confusing public statements. This month, he went off-topic during a campaign speech and ranted about werewolves and vampires.

"I don't know if you know, but vampires are some cool people, are they not?" Walker said. "But let me tell you something that I found out: A werewolf can kill a vampire. Did you know that? I never knew that."


"So, I don't want to be a vampire anymore," Walker added. "I want to be a werewolf."

A representative for Walker did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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