“Do you care about family values?” Walker’s son criticizes his father’s campaign.
In a series of new videos posted on Tuesday, Herschel Walker’s son kept attacking his father on social media, calling his behavior on the campaign trail “atrocious.” Walker is a Republican running for the Senate in Georgia.
“Who cares about family? He has four kids by four different women, but he wasn’t at home when any of them were growing up “In a video tweet, Christian Walker said. “He was out with other women having s*x. Do family values matter to you?”
Christian Walker also said that his father lied when he denied a report in The Daily Beast on Monday that said Herschel Walker had paid for an abortion for a girlfriend. The candidate for Senate has taken a strong stance against abortion rights while campaigning. On Monday, after the report came out, the candidate threatened to sue the Daily Beast.
In response to the Daily Beast article, Walker wrote on Twitter, “This is a flat-out lie, and I deny it as strongly as I can.”
On Tuesday morning, Christian Walker said in one of his Twitter videos that this is what his father told him: “I was silent, lie, after lie, after lie. The part about the abortion came out yesterday. The card is written in his handwriting, and they say they have receipts. He uses Twitter, and then he tells lies about it. OK, I’m done. Done. It has all been a lie.”
When asked about Christian Walker’s videos, spokespeople for Herschel Walker’s campaign did not respond right away.
Christian Walker started attacking his father on social media on Monday night when he sent a series of tweets saying that Herschel Walker was abusive and a bad parent.
“My mom and I would really like it if my dad, Herschel Walker, would stop lying about us and making fun of us,” Christian Walker wrote on Twitter. “You’re not a ‘family man’ when you left us to sleep with a bunch of other women, threatened to kill us, and made us move 6 times in 6 months to get away from your violence.”
In another tweet, he said, “I don’t care about someone with a bad past who is willing to take responsibility. But how DARE YOU LIE and act like you’re a “good, moral, Christian man”! You have spent your whole life RUINING the lives of other people. How dare you.”
Christian Walker is the 23-year-old son of Herschel Walker and Cindy DeAngelis Grossman, who are no longer together.
“No matter what,” the candidate tweeted back, “I LOVE my son.”
In an interview on Monday night with Sean Hannity, who hosts a show on Fox News, Herschel Walker seemed defiant and again denied the abortion claims.
“I’ve never suggested that anyone have an abortion. It’s not true that I paid for an abortion. And I’m going to keep fighting,” Walker said, implying that the news stories were a dishonest attack by his political opponents in a close race that was very important for both parties.
The Daily Beast said that a woman who didn’t want to be named said that Walker paid for her abortion after they got pregnant in 2009. The Daily Beast posted pictures of a receipt from the clinic, a sympathy card from Walker, and a check that Walker had written to back up the woman’s story. The article came out Monday night. POLITICO has not checked the information from the Daily Beast on its own.
The candidate for the Senate called the article “slander,” “defamatory,” and “disgusting, gutter politics,” and he called the person who wrote it “a Democrat activist pretending to be a reporter.” Walker said on Twitter that he was going to sue the paper in the morning on Tuesday.
When Hannity asked Walker where the check should be sent, Walker said, “I send money to a lot of people, and that’s what’s so funny. God has blessed me, so I want to bless others.” Because I’m a Christian, I decided to run in this race.”
He also said that he sent a lot of get-well cards and that he hadn’t seen the picture of the card that the Daily Beast used as proof. Even though he said he didn’t pay for an abortion, he didn’t deny that the card or the check came from him.
The candidate, a former football star at the University of Georgia who has the support of former President Donald Trump, has said he wants to ban abortion with no exceptions. In May, he told reporters, “There’s no exception in my mind” for the procedure. Many of his Republican colleagues, including some who support exceptions for rape, incest, and other things, don’t go as far as he does.
Walker is running against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in a close race for a seat that could be key to whether or not Democrats keep their narrow majority in the upper chamber.
If Walker wins, it won’t be the first time a conservative candidate has been accused of helping pay for abortions and still won the election. Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.) has been in Congress since 2011, even though it was reported in 2012 that he paid for his ex-abortions wife’s and put pressure on a mistress to get an abortion. After that, he had hard primary challenges in 2014 and 2016, but he won both times.