A report from The Daily Beast published the evening of Monday, Oct. 3, claims that Herschel Walker, a former NFL player running for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia, paid for a former girlfriend to have an abortion. Walker is a professing Christian and is staunchly pro-life. His son, Christian Walker, responded to the news with several tweets and videos saying that he is done with his father’s lies and accusing his father of violence against him and his mother.
“I know my mom and I would really appreciate if my father Herschel Walker stopped lying and making a mockery of us,” said Christian Walker on Twitter the evening the report came out. “You’re not a ‘family man’ when you left us to bang a bunch of women, threatened to kill us, and had us move over 6 times in 6 months running from your violence.”
I know my mom and I would really appreciate if my father Herschel Walker stopped lying and making a mockery of us.
You’re not a “family man” when you left us to bang a bunch of women, threatened to kill us, and had us move over 6 times in 6 months running from your violence.
— Christian Walker (@ChristianWalk1r) October 4, 2022
Christian continued, “I don’t care about someone who has a bad past and takes accountability. But how DARE YOU LIE and act as though you’re some ‘moral, Christian, upright man.’ You’ve lived a life of DESTROYING other peoples [sic] lives. How dare you.”
Herschel Walker Put on Blast by Son
Herschel Walker is a former running back in the NFL and is running for a U.S. Senate seat against Sen. Raphael Warnock. The race is a key one as the Senate at this time contains 50 Republicans, 48 Democrats and two Independents. Vice President Kamala Harris casts the tie-breaking vote if necessary, but a victory for Walker would mean the Republicans would take the majority.
Walker has come down hard against abortion and has said he would support federal legislation proposed by Sen. Lindsey Graham banning abortion after 15 weeks. In a statement to Politico, Walker said, “Raphael Warnock wants to protect the killing of babies right up to the moment of birth. We need to do better. I am a proud pro-life Christian, and I will always stand up for our unborn children. I believe the issue should be decided at the state level, but I WOULD support this policy.”
The website for Herschel Walker’s campaign states that faith and family are important to the candidate:
As a Christian, a father, and a husband, Herschel knows that strong families are the bedrock of our country. Herschel’s upbringing in rural Georgia instilled a personal faith in God, which he carries with him to this day. He prays every day for this country, and with God’s help will bring those values with him to Washington. Herschel is a compassionate conservative who is pro-life and pro-family.
However, Walker, who has been outspoken against absentee fathers, was plagued by controversy earlier this year after it came to light he had three children of whom the public was unaware. Christian, Walker’s child by his first wife, Cindy Grossman, was already in the public eye. Then The Daily Beast revealed that Walker had a 10-year-old son born out of wedlock, after which Walker confirmed he had another son (13 years old) born to a different woman, and an adult daughter. Walker says he “never denied” these children and that they “knew the truth.”
Regarding yesterday’s explosive report, the Senate candidate categorically denies having paid a girlfriend in 2009 to get an abortion, despite the fact The Daily Beast printed receipts the outlet says the former girlfriend provided as evidence. The Beast also a printed a get-well card that Walker allegedly sent to her following her abortion.