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Rick Wilson unleashed on the Republican Party for trying to justify Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker's "family values" after a series of scandals has rocked their way through his personal life.
The first series of scandals began when it was revealed Walker had a number of children he abandoned after impregnating their mothers. The more recent scandal is that one of those women had an abortion that Walker paid for. Meanwhile, the candidate continues to paint himself as a Christian, pro-life and pro-family. While Walker continues to deny the claim that he paid for one or more abortions, he also claims that God has forgiven him for paying for one or more of the abortions.
In his struggle to explain away his behavior, Walker has done several interviews as well as a Q&A with media. "I would have said it, because it's nothing to be ashamed of there," he said. He also said that he didn't know the accuser, which is false as they also have a child together.
IN OTHER NEWS: Lauren Boebert sued for libel by American Muckrakers PAC
"What it tells you about the contemporary Republican Party is that the things that were what we thought were defining characteristics of an acceptable candidate when we were in the Republican Party, things like moral character and personal responsibility and integrity and holding to what you believe in, those things are completely out of the picture now," said Wilson, a former Republican strategist, during an MSNBC appearance. "Those things are -- have been subsumed into a party that wants victory. They want more judges. They want the Senate so that they can execute on the narrow set of ideological checklist of incentives they want. They don't believe in anything. They'll get there however they can."
He went on to say that when it comes to Walker there were so many people who he was willing to destroy their lives and that Republicans knew this before it broke in the news. He recalled Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) desperately trying to keep Walker out of the race. But McConnell isn't in charge of the GOP anymore, Donald Trump is.
"They didn't let the world know but they let insiders know that his skeleton closet was like a graveyard convention," continued Wilson. "Things like this and beyond. He is a destructive person. He is not a morally acceptable person in the realm of any kind of candidate. If the Republicans had the shoe on the other foot, they would be losing their damn minds."
Wallace noted that at this point in the life of the Republican Party the horrifying scandals among their party have resulted in people like Judge Roy Moore, who was alleged of being a sexual predator of young girls.
"During that race with Doug Jones and Roy Moore, we were doing independent stuff and we were able to split off Republican women in particular from him just because of the disgusting, unacceptable nature of what he was and did," Wilson said. "I don't know that that number is not out there still. It takes a lot more shock and awe now, because there are still plenty of Republicans who are going to say, well, if it's not Walker who is imperfect, I'm going to have to pick the socialist cannibal, or whatever. They make up this catalog of imaginary demons in their head about what the Democrats are. They use it to justify a lot of their choices."
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Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker attempted to explain the allegation that he paid for the abortion of one of his children’s mothers in a series of interviews but a litany of questions still remains.
Watch Walker's discussion with Brian Kilmeade on Fox News this week:
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Roger Sollenberger of the Daily Beast has reported that Walker, a staunch Republican and opponent of abortion, paid for the 2009 abortion of a woman he was in a relationship with, the same year he had an out-of-wedlock child with a separate woman.
Walker denied the report and said he didn’t know the woman, but a follow-up report from the Daily Beast alleged that the woman is the mother of one of Walker’s children.
Earlier this summer, Walker acknowledged the existence of three children he hadn’t previously discussed publicly after a prior report from the Daily Beast, which alleged Walker lied to his own campaign staff about their existence.
Walker promised in the hours after the initial report to sue the news outlet, but has not followed up with an announcement that he has done so.
The allegations, along with statements from Walker’s adult son blasting his father as a liar, have thrown one of the nation’s most important Senate contests off balance. Walker is locked in a tight race against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, with the outcome potentially determining which party controls the Senate for the final two years of President Joe Biden’s term.
Despite everything, national Republicans are sticking with the Georgia Senate candidate.
“Republicans stand with him,” Senator Rick Scott, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, told The New York Times.
Voters don’t seem to mind either. His campaign has raked in more than $500,000 this week since the abortion story broke.
A Democratic-aligned political action committee that has hounded incumbent Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Silt as she seeks reelection sued the congresswoman this week for defamation, alleging she made damaging statements about the committee to national media and other figures.
American Muckrakers — which made dramatic claims about Boebert’s past in the lead-up to the Republican primary in June, many of which included false details — and its founder David Wheeler filed the civil suit in North Carolina on Wednesday.
“We look forward to seeing Boebert in a North Carolina court room and a conference room for a deposition,” Wheeler said in a statement.
The lawsuit alleges that Boebert defamed the organization after it published its allegations against her and that she obtained a temporary restraining order against Wheeler through malicious prosecution. Those actions allegedly hurt the reputation and finances of the PAC and Wheeler.
In June, American Muckrakers claimed that Boebert, one of the most conservative members of Congress, of having two abortions and previously being an escort. Wheeler got that information from a variety of sources through unrecorded phone calls, in person meetings, text messages, emails and Twitter messages, according to the lawsuit, and had “no reason to believe the Sources’ information was false.”
Shortly after, Boebert responded to the allegation and told Sean Hannity on his Fox News show that there was no evidence for the claims and that Wheeler knew the claim was false when he published it. She called Wheeler a “hack” and said she would pursue legal action against him, which she never did. She made similar comments to a reporter with the conservative newspaper the Washington Examiner, to conservative commentator Tomi Lahren and in an official statement.
The lawsuit claims that Boebert made those incorrect statements with the intent to damage the reputation of American Muckrakers.
After Boebert’s comments, the committee’s revenue took a free fall, the lawsuit says, dropping from an average of about $20,000 per month to less than $1,300 per month.
The loss in revenue affected Wheeler personally, as his “sole source of income” is from American Muckrakers.
The committee has raised about $241,000 and spent nearly all of that in its efforts.
Wheeler is seeking damages in excess of $25,000 each for claims of libel, slander and malicious prosecution, as well as seeking punitive damages.
Boebert’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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