Herschel Walker, a candidate for the Georgia Senate, came under fire from son Christian Walker on Monday after a report alleged the Republican was responsible for paying for an abortion of a former girlfriend years ago.
According to a report by the Washington Examiner, the elder Walker’s family advised him not to run for office. Still, the younger Walker, an adult with a sizable online following, said in a Twitter tirade that his father chose to “air out all of his dirty laundry in public” while “lying about it.”
“I know my mom and I would really appreciate if my father Herschel Walker stopped lying and making a mockery of us,” Christian Walker added.
“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,” the younger Walker went on.
“I don’t care about someone who has a bad past and takes accountability. But how DARE YOU LIE and act as though you’re some ‘moral, Christian, upright man.’ You’ve lived a life of DESTROYING other peoples lives. How dare you,” he also said.
Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock’s challenger Herschel Walker refuted claims that he paid for an abortion after a lady conceived while the two were dating in 2009.
The candidate vowed to sue the news outlet that published it, the Daily Beast, saying, “This is another repugnant hatchet job from a Democrat activist disguised as a reporter who has obsessively attacked my family and tried to tear me down since this race started.”
Christian was born to the older Walker, a former NFL player, and his wife Cindy Deangelis Grossman. They were wed between 1983 and 2002.
Herschel Walker’s other children, whom he had not previously acknowledged publicly, were discovered during the campaign. Early 20-year-old Christian Walker has criticized absent fathers in the past, but up until this point, he hasn’t specifically attacked his father.
Even worse, Christian Walker uploaded a video to YouTube in December boasting about having “the honor” of introducing his father at the Mar-a-Lago resort and getting to “hug a future senator.” Herschel Walker has stated during his campaign that he is in favor of outright banning abortion.
“On the Walker thing, it may not have been public, but I’m about 100% sure one of his opponents told me it was rumor. I thought it was public, but it might not have been. It was definitely talked about in quiet discussions,” Erick Erickson, a conservative talk radio host based in Georgia, said in a Twitter thread.