For Herschel Walker’s Senate campaign, fan-hit shit is the modus operandi. Monday evening, The daily beast released a bombshell report detailing an abortion the Georgia Senate candidate paid for in 2009. The woman, who contacted The daily beast after hearing Herschel shout about his anti-abortion stance, corroborated his story by providing a bank deposit receipt that included an image of a signed personal check for $700 from Walker, a $575 receipt from the clinic for abortion and a ‘get well soon’ card from Walker. The contestant, who had hidden that he had already conceived a child from the marriage earlier that year, allegedly told her it was not the right time to have another child.
Well, duh. Walker spat a flood of lies longer than the Chattahoochee River since his campaign officially launched in August 2021. The Daily Beast report is particularly infuriating given that access to abortion has been one of the world’s biggest issues. 2022 election cycle. took a hardline conservative stance, calling for a prohibition of abortion even in cases of rape and incest.
Walker’s son Christian, who is ironically a more effective Conservative firebrand than his father, denounced his father’s campaign on Tuesday in response to the Daily Beast report. Just days after congratulating Ron De Santis as a generational leader for cooking hash browns at a restaurant, Christian tweeted: ‘All Herschel Walker’s family members have asked him not to run for office because we all knew (part of) his past. Each. He decided to give us the middle finger and air all his dirty laundry in public, while lying about it. I’m finished.”
In case the tweet wasn’t loud enough, Christian Walker was also recorded in a video posted to his Twitter account on Tuesday.
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Christian added: “I know my mum and would really appreciate it if my dad Herschel Walker would stop lying and making fun of us. You are not a “family man” when you left us to hit a group of women, threatened to kill us and made us move 6 times in 6 months because of your violence.
The Personal Responsibility Party Tories resorted to blaming Christian for airing his father’s dirty laundry instead of Herschel Walker himself for his own indiscretions, which is likely why he chose to keep the number children he had had out of the spotlight. It’s one thing to protect your children and it’s another to hide your children’s existence.
Deception has been at the heart of Herschel Walker’s campaign since the jump. He lied about living in Georgia. He lied about being an FBI agent. He lied saying he was valedictorian. He kissed The Big Lie.
The Georgia Senate race should have been a layup. Instead, the Republican Party seems determined to satisfy its identity at all costs. Walker was asked to enter the race by Trump because the party desperately needed a black conservative to weed out black voters from incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock. Since then, Walker has refused to debate in primaries and has always been inconsistent when discussing policy positions. Walker’s ego led him to run with no legislative experience and no connection to politics outside of his personal friendship with Trump.
After ignoring the advice of his family, it would be poetic for his children to be the cause of his political downfall. Walker hasn’t run this badly since he was a Dallas Cowboy in the mid-1980s, he’s within the margin of error in most polls. As neat as it would be to do a nice arc to the Herschel Walker saga and pretend it’s controversy that ultimately breaks the “bend, don’t break” spine of the Walker campaign, there’s an undercurrent increased enthusiasm for this revelation.
Conservative commentator Eric Erickson went from calling the revelations a The daily beast one coup de grace to discuss how he had become a boon to the campaign. Growing excitement over Walker illustrates how abortion was never a moral underpinning of the GOP’s opposition to abortion rights, but a matter of political convenience coupled with the party’s thirst for control of women’s bodies. .