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Does the GOP Have a Herschel Walker Problem?

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Herschel Walker. Image Credit: Fox News Screenshot.

The plot thickens. Earlier this week The Daily Beast reported that GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker, who has campaigned for a total abortion ban, was revealed to have paid for a woman to have an abortion. Now, The Daily Beast is back with another disclosure: Herschel Walker had a baby with the same woman.

“After a woman revealed that Republican senatorial candidate Hershel Walker had urged her to have an abortion, Walker adamantly denied the story and claimed he had no idea who this woman could be,” The Daily Beast reported. “But there’s a good reason the woman finds that defense highly doubtful: She’s the mother of one of his children.”

Apparently, when the woman came forward to tell The Daily Beast her story, she did so with the guarantee of anonymity – she didn’t want to compromise her safety or privacy – and with the promise that portions of her story (i.e. she had a kid with Walker, too) would not be disclosed. But then Walker denied the abortion allegation, which was backed up with an abortion clinic receipt, a “get well” card, and a check—both of which Walker had signed.

After the abortion allegation dropped, Herschel Walker went on Fox News, where he was asked if he knew who the woman was.

“Not at all,” Walker said. “And that’s what I hope everyone can see. It’s sort of like everyone is anonymous, or everyone is leaking, and they want you to confess to something you have no clue about.”

Instead, Walker blamed the attack on “desperate” Democrats. “They see me as a big threat, and I know that and I knew it when I got into this race. But they don’t realize that I think they came for the wrong one. They energized me. They energized me, because I know how they really want to try and keep this seat.”

When asked about Walker’s response, the woman told The Daily Beast, “sure, I was stunned, but I guess it also doesn’t shock me, that maybe there are just so many of us that he truly doesn’t remember. But then again, if he really forgot about it, that says something, too.”

“The woman, a registered Democrat whose years-long relationship with Walker continued after the abortion, told The Daily Beast that her chief concern with revealing her name was because she is the mother of one of Walker’s own children and she wanted to protect her family’s privacy as best she could while also coming forward with the truth,” The Daily Beast reported, adding that “Walker has publicly acknowledged the child as his own, and the woman proved she is the child’s mother and provided credible evidence of a long-term relationship with Walker.”

The woman added: “I’ve been very civil thus far. I keep my mouth shut. I don’t cause any trouble. I stay in the background. But I’m also not gonna get run over time and time again. That’s crazy.”

The woman continued, further attacking the hypocrisy of Herschel Walker’s contemporary pro-life stance and saying that Walker used Christianity “when it works for him.”

“He didn’t express any regret. He said, ‘relax and recover,’” she said. “I don’t think there’s anywhere in the Bible where it says ‘Have four kids with four different women while you’re with another woman.’ Or where it praises not being a present parent. Or that an abortion is an OK thing to do when it’s not the right time for you, but a terrible thing for anyone else to do when you are running for Senate. He picks and chooses where it’s convenient for him to use that religious crutch.”

Amen.

“He didn’t accept responsibility for the kid we did have together, and now he isn’t accepting responsibility for the one that we didn’t have. That says so much about how he views the role of women in childbirth, versus his own,” she said. “And now he wants to take that choice away from other women and couples entirely.”

Continuing, the woman added “this was a decision I had to make – twice – about my future and a potential child’s future, and I was able to make it, both times. And Herschel was also able to have a say. The fact he now thinks it’s OK to just take that away, I just can’t understand.”

The allegations have helped Walker’s opponent, Senator Raphael Warnock, open up a 12-point lead in the polls.

Harrison Kass is the Senior Defense Editor at 19FortyFive. An attorney, pilot, guitarist, and minor pro hockey player, he joined the US Air Force as a Pilot Trainee but was medically discharged. Harrison holds a BA from Lake Forest College, a JD from the University of Oregon, and an MA from New York University. He lives in Oregon and listens to Dokken. Follow him on Twitter @harrison_kass.

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Harrison Kass is a Senior Defense Editor at 19FortyFive. An attorney, pilot, guitarist, and minor pro hockey player, he joined the US Air Force as a Pilot Trainee but was medically discharged. Harrison has degrees from Lake Forest College, the University of Oregon School of Law, and New York University’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. He lives in Oregon and regularly listens to Dokken.

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. El Toro

    October 6, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    I smell Mitch all over this.

  2. Scottfs

    October 8, 2022 at 3:29 pm

    America has Democrat party problem.

    In the pursuit of total victory over the populace, they are going no holds barred. Killing babies? Check. Character assassination? Check. Using their media buddies to suppress vital information? Check. Calling any questions ‘Russian disinformation’? Check.
    Trying to distract voters from the disasterous economy, invasion of illegals, emptying our vital Strategic Petroleum Reserve to onock a few pennies from gas prices, making us dependent on foriegn oil once again? Check!

    Democrats are shouting TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP and RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA.

    I trust Americans are not distracted. I hope we can stop the cheating and take America back!

  3. Doug

    October 8, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    Herschel Walker’s solution to school shootings include…
    “a department that can look at young men that’s looking at women that’s looking at social media”…
    and responding to a reporter’s question about gun laws…. “what I like to do is see it and everything and stuff.”…
    Does anyone really think this guy would make a good senator…?

  4. Jeff Huxton

    October 8, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    What does a thick-necked, chunk-headed brute know about being a politician? Well, he knows enough to play the role of a smilin’ Uncle Tom in the GOP Party, that much is certain. But just as Larry Elder, another Uncle Tom attempting to replace Gavin Newsom as governor of California, Elder soon got exposed as a girlfriend-beater who once pulled a gun on her. Nowadays, this is par for the course when it comes to GOP candidates of the darker persuasion. Unfortunately, it’s not subtle. It reeks of pandering – both to black voters as well as white GOP voters. Anyway, this latest exposure very likely dooms Herschel Walker at the polls. For if he’s already this bad before he gets out the gate, imagine what he would be like in office.

  5. GhostTomahawk

    October 8, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    Compared to what though? The degenerate currently in the senate he’s running against??

    I thought the democrats would be praising Walker for aborting another black baby. It’s their thing right? 50% of all African American deaths are via abortion. More African American babies are aborted than born in NYC. NOW the democrats are bent about abortion? Why because he paid for it and sent her a card? 🤣🤣🤣.

  6. James

    October 9, 2022 at 12:51 pm

    Scottfs, You talk as if you are a very stupid person. Do you have a MAGA hat, too?

  7. Jas

    October 10, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    Does 1945 have a leftist propaganda problem?………….

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