Herschel Walker’s response to the abortion allegation
Senate candidate reads statement to the media at a campaign stop
WADLEY, Georgia (WDEF) – Senate Candidate Herschel Walker spoke to reporters for the first time today since allegations that the ani-abortion candidate actually paid a woman to get an abortion surfaced on Monday.
He read a statement after an event in South Georgia on his “Unite Georgia Bus Tour.”
The Daily Beast reported that Walker paid for an abortion for his ex-girlfriend and that he later had another child with her.
On Monday, he denied it.
Those allegations were inflamed by social media comments by his own son, a conservative influencer himself, that Walker was a liar and an absentee father for all four of his acknowledged children.
But the candidate did not comment on any of that today.
In fact, in the statement he released this afternoon, he did not deny or explain any of it.
Instead, he blamed Democrats and his opponent.
“Joe Biden and Raphael Warnock have hurt Georgia’s families – on everything from safety to groceries to gas. When Senator Warnock took office, he said he would keep us safe. Instead, he’s let criminals out of jail and kept the border open. When he took office, he said he would put our families first – instead he put Joe Biden first.
I am running to put Georgia first.
But I know why you’re here. You’re here because Democrats are desperate to hold onto power. They are desperate to make this race about my family – because they don’t want to talk about what Joe Biden and Raphael Warnock have done to Georgia families. They are desperate to hold onto power and they are willing to say and do anything.
But let me tell you this. I am not deterred. I am not backing down. The stakes are too high. We are going to win this race – and put Georgia first again.”