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Herschel Walker's son Christian took to Twitter after the story broke that the former NFL player paid for the abortion of an ex. Walker denies the claim, instead saying that it was a lie. The problem he faces, however, is that there are receipts for the procedure, a copy of the check Walker sent and a "get-well-soon" card.
Already Republicans that purport to be "pro-life" are dismissing Walker for paying for an abortion.
Conservative evangelical American radio host Erick Erickson called it "old news" and claimed that everyone already knew about this.
"I thought we all knew this. Also, Old news, and people do change over time," said Erickson.
"I know my mom and I would really appreciate if my father Herschel Walker stopped lying and making a mockery of us," Christian Walker said. "You're not a 'family man' when you left us to bang a bunch of women, threatened to kill us, and had us move over 6 times in 6 months running from your violence."
Walker is alleged to have threatened his ex-wife with a knife and a gun.
"Every family member of Herschel Walker asked him not to run for office, because we all knew (some of) his past. Every single one. He decided to give us the middle finger and air out all of his dirty laundry in public, while simultaneously lying about it. I'm done," Walker's son continued.
Despite identifying as gay, Christian Walker said that he would support his father in his run for U.S. Senate in Georgia. That changed on Monday evening.
That was the more important piece of the story to Erickson as well.
"I'd largely thought Walker could pull this off despite his baggage," he tweeted. "I'll see what sort of response he mounts, but given text messages tonight, Georgia GOP'ers are praying for Dr. Oz to win. Walker hasn't mounted a good response to any attack, and this is brutal, probably a KO."
It wasn't the abortion story that has Georgia Republicans down in the dumps, he continued.
"It's Herschel Walker's son's Twitter thread that served as the admission against interest for Walker and it's all down hill (sic) from there," he said.
It prompted a lot of commentary from folks who hope the Republicans finally understand that they backed the wrong candidate.
Lawyers for Good Government vice-chair Adam Cohen said: "If this doesn’t get through to the GOP I don’t know what will. Herschel Walker’s son Who has jubilantly taunted liberals while supporting his father has become fed up with the lies And turned on his father-completely. A microcosm of today’s Republican Senate candidates."
Author and columnist Goldie Taylor, who until recently hailed from Georgia, said that the younger Walker has built a whole brand off of his father's run for the U.S. Senate, including a podcast.
"I promise you nobody would give a damn who he was if his father wasn't running for U.S. Senate," she noted. As a longtime communications strategist, she said that the thing that Walker should have done is "huddle with advisers, get a good night's sleep, and hold a presser refuting the charges in the morning with a fresh lawsuit in your hand. If you're going ot lie, be strategic ... and well dressed."
The implication is that Walker was neither.
'I send money to a lot of people': Herschel Walker gives awkward answer after Hannity asks about alleged abortion check
The Daily Beast published a report alleging that NFL player-turned Senate candidate Herschel Walker paid for the abortion of a girlfriend, who kept a copy of the receipts for the abortion, the check Walker sent to cover it, and the "Get Well" card he sent it in.
Walker immediately took to Fox News to claim that he never did anything of the sort -- but had trouble answering questions about the evidence acquired by The Daily Beast.
After host Sean Hannity asked Walker if he'd ever sent a $700 check to the woman in question, Walker replied, "I send money to a lot of people."
He went on to say he hands out money all the time to people because he just wants to help -- and then he invoked his Christian faith.
"I got into this race because I love the Lord Jesus Christ," he continued.
The Heisman trophy winner then said that no lie against him will prosper.
Watch the video below or at this link.
\u201c"I send money to a lot of people" -- Walker on an alleged payment he made to a woman who says he paid for her abortion\u201d— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1664846966
Former GOP strategist hammers Mitch McConnell for staying silent amid Trump's racist attacks on his wife
On MSNBC Monday, former Republican strategist Tara Setmayer uncorked a furious rant against Republican officials who sit by and take abuse from former President Donald Trump.
She had particular venom for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), whom Trump attacked with an apparent death threat coupled with a racist attack on his wife days before — but who has not spoken up in any way to defend himself or his family.
"Donald Trump also went after Mitch McConnell's wife in an insane tweet over the weekend, with an ethnic slur that is completely unacceptable," said Setmayer. "And where is Mitch McConnell? Mum. So for Republicans who are so worried about masculinity, one of the most masculine things you can do is protect your wife and your family. So add Mitch McConnell to the other cowards who can't seem to protect their wives or their families, or defend them from Donald Trump, along with Ted Cruz and others."
Setmayer said that McConnell's silence in the face of the abuse is "pathetic."
"And yet, Republicans still continue to give him a platform, continue to allow him to go without accountability," continued Setmayer. "And you saw [Republican Senate campaign chair] Rick Scott today, also in an interview, talking about being asked about that, if he was okay with Donald Trump's comments insulting Mitch McConnell and his wife, and he could not muster up the courage to say, no, that's not okay! He gave some kind of word salad nonsense."
"It just, again, shows how far away the Republican Party is from actually governing," she added. "They are the MAGA party. The end."
Watch the video below or at this link.
\u201cFor all the GOP\u2019s talk about \u201cmasculinity\u201d their leaders can\u2019t seem to stand up for themselves or their wives. \n\nPathetic. Cowards. \n\nI\u2019m talking to you @LeaderMcConnell \n\nIt\u2019s been several days since Trump threatened McConnell & insulted his wife AND still crickets from Mitch.\u201d— Tara Setmayer \ud83c\udf3b (@Tara Setmayer \ud83c\udf3b) 1664846164