“I know my mom and would really appreciate it if my dad Herschel Walker would stop lying and making fun of us,” Christian Walker tweeted. “You are not a ‘family man’ when you left us to sleep with a group of women, threatened to kill us and moved us 6 times in 6 months fleeing from your violence”.
In another tweet, he added: “I don’t care about someone who has a bad past and takes responsibility. But how dare you lie and act as if you were a ‘moral, Christian and upright man’? You have lived a life of DESTROYING other people’s lives. How dare you.”
Christian Walker is the 23-year-old son of Herschel Walker and Cindy DeAngelis Grossman, who are no longer married.
“I LOVE my son no matter what,” the candidate tweeted in response.
Herschel Walker was defiant in a Monday night interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, again denying the abortion allegations.
“I never asked anyone to have an abortion. I never paid for an abortion, and it’s a lie. And I’m going to keep fighting,” Walker said, suggesting the report was a dishonest attack by his political opponents in a close and vital bipartisan race.
The Daily Beast reported that a woman, whom it did not identify, said that Walker reimbursed her for an abortion after they conceived in 2009. In the article, published Monday night, the Daily Beast published images of a receipt as corroboration of the claim. woman account. from the clinic, a condolence card from Walker, and a check that Walker had written. POLITICO has not independently verified the Daily Beast’s reporting.
The Senate candidate characterized the article as “slander,” “slander,” and “disgusting and rogue politics,” calling the article’s author “a Democratic activist masquerading as a reporter.” Walker said on Twitter that he planned to sue the publication Tuesday morning.
Asked by Hannity to specifically address the check, Walker said, “I send money to a lot of people, and that’s the fun part. … God has blessed me, I want to bless others. I got into this race because I’m a Christian.”
Similarly, he said he sent out many recovery cards and said he had not seen the image of the recovery card posted as corroboration by the Daily Beast. She did not deny that either the card or the check came from him, even as she vehemently denied paying for any abortions.
The candidate, a former University of Georgia football star endorsed by former President Donald Trump, has said he supports a blanket ban on abortion, telling reporters in May that “there are no exceptions in my mind” to the procedure. Her position goes further than that of many of her Republican colleagues, some of whom support exceptions for rape, incest or other circumstances.
Walker faces a tight race against incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock for a seat that could be crucial in determining whether Democrats maintain their slim majority in the upper house.
If Walker wins his race, it won’t be the first time a conservative candidate has overcome accusations of funding abortions. Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.) has served in Congress since 2011, despite reports in 2012 that he paid for his ex-wife’s abortions and pressured a mistress to have an abortion. He subsequently faced difficult challenges in the primaries in 2014 and 2016, but prevailed.