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Dr. Oz may be running for the US Senate, but the most tumultuous and embarrassing Republican campaign right now is that of Herschel Walker, a former NFL player turned conservative politician who will confronts Georgia senator Raphael Warnock in midterm in November. Walker, a self-proclaimed “pro-life” man, has likened abortion to murder and believes there is no such thing. exceptions to abortion bans – including rape, incest or danger to the mother’s life. Following a report that he had paid for his ex-girlfriend’s abortion, Walker’s conservative influential 23-year-old son launched a Twitter post denouncing his father’s behaviour.
On Monday, the Daily Beast reported that Walker allegedly refunded an unnamed woman due to privacy concerns because she had an abortion while they were dating in September 2009. She claimed that they both felt it was “not the right time” to have children and allege that Walker urged her to abort the pregnancy. She provided the Daily Beast with a receipt from the abortion clinic, a bank deposit receipt that included a personal check signed by Walker and a signed “healthy” card, which she claims he sent her later. when doing the trick. The publication spoke to a close friend of the woman, who corroborated the story.
Walker denied the woman’s claims through an attorney, who accused the Daily Beast of targeting Black conservatives by running the story and asking the publisher to reveal the identity of the person. women. Walker released a statement called the woman’s allegations a “straight lie” and said he plans to sue the Daily Beast for defamation.
On the evening the story began, Walker’s son Christian released a lengthy Twitter line suggesting he would keep quiet about his father’s conduct during the campaign. “Every member of Herschel Walker’s family asked him not to run for office,” he wrote, “because we all know (some of) his past. One by one. He decided to give us his middle finger and dump all his dirty clothes in public, while lying about it. I’m done.” He accused his father of leaving him and his mother “to beat up a bunch of women,” threatened to kill them, and demanded “we moved out more than 6 times in 6 months because your violence.”
Christian doesn’t just mention the alleged abortion refund when he talks about his father’s past. Since Walker announced his run for the Senate, his campaign has been plagued by revelations from his life that go against his ultra-conservative “family values”. . In June, after he sentenced the absent fathers to Charlie Kirk’s Program, the Daily Beast revealed that he has three other children besides Christian, some of whom he financially supported but did not meet. Walker denied trying to cover up his history, saying in a statement that his children were “not ‘undisclosed’ – they are my children.”
Walker’s ex-wife – and Christian’s mother – Cindy Grossman accused him of physical abuse. Grossman told ABC News in 2008 that Walker once pointed a gun at her head and threatened to kill her. In interviews, including one after one ad attack Referring to Grossman’s allegations, Walker claimed his episodes of violence were caused by dissociative identity disorder, which he said made him unlucky when he became violent.
In two videos following Christian’s Twitter thread, he addresses other scandals, claiming he initially joined his father’s campaign because he believed Walker had changed his ways – and, perhaps, knew how to turn around the conflicting details of his past. “I did an event last year where we said he was going to get over his past and hold himself accountable,” Christian said. “No such thing happened. Everything is a lie. ” He continued in a second video:
I remained silent as the atrocities against my mother were demeaned. I was silent when I learned that my father, Herschel Walker, had all these random children across the country, none of whom were raised by him. And you know what I like to talk about about dad’s absence. Surprise! Because it affected me.
Let this be a lesson to all of us: If even your conservative TikToker son tells you not to run for Senate… maybe you should listen to him?
https://www.thecut.com/2022/10/herschel-walker-abortion-allegation.html ‘Pro-Life’ Candidate Denies That He Paid for an Abortion