If this were a soap opera, I’d call it unbelievable. Herschel Walker, senatorial candidate from Georgia, has been accused of paying for a woman’s abortion. He denies it.
“This is a flat-out lie – and I deny this in the strongest possible terms,” Walker said in a statement posted on his verified Twitter account in which he called the report a “repugnant hatchet job” and criticized what he described as the Daily Beast’s reporting tactics.
“Now, they’re using an anonymous source to further slander me,” Walker said. “They will do anything to hold onto power. It’s disgusting, gutter politics.”
How dare they. HE DOESN’T KNOW HER, he shrieks.
And now a new revelation:
A woman who said Herschel Walker paid for her 2009 abortion is the mother of one of his children, according to a new report Wednesday, undercutting the Georgia Republican Senate candidate’s claims that he didn’t know who she was.
The Daily Beast, which first reported Monday on the abortion, said it had agreed not to reveal details of the woman’s identity to protect her privacy. But Walker, who has expressed support for a national abortion ban without exceptions, vehemently denied the story, calling the abortion allegation a “flat-out lie,” threatening a lawsuit against the outlet he has yet to file and saying he had no idea who the woman might be.
So on Wednesday night, The Daily Beast revealed that the woman – who was not named – was so well known to Walker that, according to her, they conceived another child years after the abortion. She decided to continue on with the later pregnancy, though she noted that Walker, as he had during the earlier pregnancy, expressed that it wasn’t a convenient time for him, the outlet reported.
To be fair, it’s entirely possible that he has completely forgotten who the mothers of his children are — there are so many of them, and it’s not as if he has invested much time with his families, even his own children seem to dislike him, and he seems to be a remarkably stupid person. Which all makes him the perfect Republican candidate!
For all that, it’s more than conceivable that Walker wins his race against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock. That remains Republicans’ hope — with faith placed in Walker to run the same game-plan that got him to this point.
Right. He’s a good representative for the party of conservative values and personal responsibility, which has somehow morphed into the theocratic party that loves a guy who, after every scandal, defends himself with the assertion that he’s a Christian.