Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker is denying allegations that surfaced within the left-wing Each day Beast Monday that he paid for a lady’s abortion in 2009.
Walker instructed Fox Information’s Sean Hannity Monday night time when requested if he knew who the unnamed lady was, “I don’t know, however it’s a flat-out lie.”
The Each day Beast reported earlier that night that Walker, who’s ardently and vocally pro-life, inspired a girl to abort their unborn child in 2009. Based on the outlet:
A girl who requested to not be recognized out of privateness issues instructed The Each day Beast that, after she and Walker conceived a baby whereas they had been relationship in 2009, he urged her to get an abortion. The girl stated she had the process and that Walker reimbursed her for it.
She supported these claims with a $575 receipt from the abortion clinic, a “get nicely” card from Walker, and a financial institution deposit receipt that included a picture of a signed $700 private verify from Walker.
Walker instructed Hannity, “I can inform you proper now, I by no means requested anybody to get an abortion. I by no means paid for an abortion, and it’s a lie. … They’ve jeopardized my youngsters. They’ve jeopardized my household. They suppose they will threaten me. They suppose they will scare me. Proper now, all that’s completed is that’s energized me much more.”
He additionally launched an announcement saying he supposed to sue the Each day Beast for defamation:
Relating to the newest Democrat assault: pic.twitter.com/OjrDcGak95
— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) October 3, 2022
Compounding issues for Walker, the Georgia Republican’s outspoken son Christian, 23, lashed out at his father in a string of social media posts after the allegation in regards to the abortion surfaced.
“Each member of the family of Herschel Walker requested him to not run for workplace, as a result of all of us knew (a few of) his previous,” Christian wrote, accusing his father of giving their household “the center finger” and mendacity to the general public.
Each member of the family of Herschel Walker requested him to not run for workplace, as a result of all of us knew (a few of) his previous. Each single one. He determined to present us the center finger and air out all of his soiled laundry in public, whereas concurrently mendacity about it.
— Christian Walker (@ChristianWalk1r) October 4, 2022
Christian additionally charged that his father deserted their household as he pursued a violent and debaucherous way of life.
“You’re not a ‘household man’ while you left us to bang a bunch of girls, threatened to kill us, and had us transfer over 6 instances in 6 months working out of your violence,” Christian wrote.
Walker responded to his son’s accusations in a short assertion, writing, “I LOVE my son it doesn’t matter what.”
The Nationwide Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), the marketing campaign arm for Senate Republicans, is standing behind Walker amid the tumultuous bout of reports.
“Democrats and the media have tried to fire up nonsense about what has or hasn’t occurred in Herschel Walker’s previous as a result of they wish to distract from what is occurring within the current,” NRSC spokesman Chris Hartline stated in an announcement Monday night, including that incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) shares duty for “skyrocketing inflation, a raging border disaster, and crime in Georgia communities.”
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