Hershel Walker slammed by son after reports he paid for abortion
Herschel Walker, the GOP nominee for a US Senate seat in Georgia, was slammed by his son on social media after releasing a report claiming he paid for an ex-girlfriend’s abortion.
The Republican candidate and former NFL star, who has made his opposition to abortion rights a key campaign issue, firmly denied the allegation on Twitter and vowed to file suit after The Daily Beast published an article on Monday alleging that he paid an ex-girlfriend to have an abortion in 2009. His son Christian Walker soon chimed in, accusing his father of “lying” and “violence” in a series of tweets.
“I know my mother and I would really appreciate it if my father Herschel Walker would stop lying and making fun of us,” Christian Walker said tweeted. “You are not a ‘family man’ when you left us to shag some women, threatened to kill us and made us change clothes 6 times in 6 months before your violence.”
“I don’t care about someone who has a bad past and takes responsibility,” he said continued. “But how dare you lie and pretend you’re a ‘moral, Christian, upright man’? You have lived a life in which you have DESTROYED other people’s lives. How dare you.”
Also Christian Walker tweeted that “every member of Herschel Walker’s family asked him not to run for office” because of his past, but “he chose to give us the middle finger and air all his dirty laundry in public while at the same time lying about it Has.
“I’m done,” added the Republican candidate’s son.
About an hour later, Herschel Walker issued an apparent response to his son’s remarks: tweet “I LOVE my son no matter what,” without addressing any specific allegations.
The Daily Beast reported Monday that a woman who asked to remain anonymous claimed Walker pushed her into having an abortion and later paid for the procedure. The woman reportedly provided the outlet with a personal check from Walker for $700, a get well card from him, and a receipt from the abortion provider as evidence for her claim.
Walker, who is adamant about abortion and calls for a national ban, responded to the claim by calling it “another attack by Democrats” and a “blatant lie.” He promised to file a lawsuit against The Daily Beast by Tuesday morning.
“I deny that in the strongest possible terms,” Walker said in one expression shared on Twitter. “This is another disgusting side job from a Democratic activist masquerading as a reporter who has obsessively attacked my family and tried to tear me down since this race started… It’s disgusting, gutter politics.”
“I don’t take that anymore,” he added. “I [am] plans to sue The Daily Beast for this defamatory lie. It will be submitted tomorrow morning.”
The Daily Beast previously reported that the twice-married Walker has four children in total, all from different mothers, including two children he allegedly lied about the existence of while denying rumors to his own campaign staff.
Polls suggest the race between Walker and incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock could be headed for a photo finish. Poll analysis website FiveThirtyEight rates the competition as a “toss-up,” giving Warnock a 54 percent chance of defeating Walker as of Monday night.
news week reached out to the Herschel Walker campaign and Christian Walker for further comments.
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