Herschel Walker’s son lashed out at him Monday on Twitter after the Republican U.S. Senate candidate denied a report that he paid for an ex-girlfriend’s abortion in 2009.
“Every family member of Herschel Walker asked him not to run for office, because we all knew (some of) his past. Every single one,” tweeted Christian Walker, a conservative social media personality. “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.”
He mentioned he and his mom would recognize it if the Georgia Republican would cease “lying and making a mockery of us.”
“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,” he wrote.
Herschel Walker responded solely by tweeting: “I LOVE my son no matter what.”
But it did little to placate his son, who replied: “You have 4 kids that we know of and you weren’t in the house raising ONE of them, you were out cheating and lying. If you loved your kids you’d be raising them instead of running for a senate race to boost your ego.” He deleted that tweet shortly after posting it.
The 23-year-old, who has a whole bunch of hundreds of followers on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, had beforehand been supportive of his dad’s marketing campaign and appeared with him on the marketing campaign path.
Christian Walker’s mom, Cindy DeAngelis Grossman, was married to Herschel Walker from 1983 to 2002. Grossman has mentioned that her ex-husband was bodily abusive throughout their relationship and described one incident wherein she mentioned he pointed a gun at her head and advised her he was going to blow her “brains out.”
Grossman obtained a protecting order in 2005 after Walker repeatedly voiced a need to kill her and her boyfriend, in response to courtroom data.
Christian Walker’s Twitter blast got here within the hours after The Daily Beast published a report alleging that Herschel Walker impregnated a girl he was relationship in 2009, urged her to get an abortion after which reimbursed her for the process. The girl offered receipts and advised the media outlet she got here ahead as a result of “I just can’t with the hypocrisy anymore.”
On the marketing campaign path, Walker has said he supports a ban on abortions with no exceptions, presumably together with when a being pregnant is the results of rape or incest or endangers the well being of the mom.
The incident is the most recent in a collection of scandals for the Walker marketing campaign, which has already fielded studies that the previous NFL star secretly fathered multiple children, abused Grossman and threatened two other women, and that he lied repeatedly about his credentials.
It’s not the primary time a politician’s relative has spoken out against their marketing campaign. In the 2018 election cycle, six siblings of Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) endorsed his opponent in a collection of advertisements warning towards the extremist’s character. They’ve continued to criticize him since his reelection.
Democrat Randy Bryce, who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in Wisconsin that year, was the topic of an assault advert that includes his brother, a police officer, who accused him of “cop-hating rhetoric.” Bryce’s brother mentioned he would vote for a Republican candidate.
And Steve West, who received the Missouri state House major election however lost to the Democratic candidate in each 2018 and 2020, was denounced by his son and daughter as racist. Both urged voters to not assist him.