Herschel Walker’s beleaguered campaign for Senate received yet another blow on Monday at the hands of his own son, Christian Walker, a well-known conservative influencer.
The younger Walker had some choice words for his father following a report from The Daily Beast alleging that Herschel Walker, who has adamantly opposed reproductive rights throughout his campaign, paid for his then-girlfriend to obtain an abortion in 2009. Walker has denied the report, but his son Christian isn’t buying it.
“I’m done,” Christian posted Monday night on Twitter. “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.”
Christian kept going Tuesday morning in a video address, alleging that his father lied about not paying for an abortion — along with everything else. “Everything has been a lie,” Christian said. He added: “Family values people: He has four kids, four different women, wasn’t in the house raising one of them. He was out having sex with other women. Do you care about family values?”
Walker, who is Trump’s pick for Senate in Georgia, has adamantly denied The Daily Beast’s report, calling it a “repugnant hatchet job” and that he planned to file a defamation suit Tuesday morning. Walker’s team later backtracked, saying they are merely “considering their options,” according to Elizabeth Campbell of CBS News.
Walker appeared on Fox News’ Hannity shortly after the report was published on Monday, where he continued to deny denied having paid for the woman’s abortion. He said that the smear tactics against him only “energized” his campaign.
“I send money to a lot of people,” Walker said.
The denials wasn’t enough for Christian, Walker’s eldest son and a well-known conservative social media influencer, who following a series of scandals regarding his father’s extramarital behavior appears to have had enough. He added on Monday night that his father was “making a mockery” of himself and his mother, Walker’s first wife Cindy DeAngelis Grossman, adding that he had “threatened to kill us, and had us move over 6 times in 6 months running from [his] violence.”
Republicans seem to already be laying tracks to place at least part of the blame on Christian should his father’s struggling campaign fail to secure national Republicans a much coveted senate seat. According to Greg Bluestein of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a GOP official close to the Walker campaign called Christian a “spoiled brat” who will be “solely to blame if Herschel loses the race.”
Christian said on Tuesday that the only reason Walker even has a chance to win the race in the first place is because he and his mother have stayed silent about what Herschel has put them through. He doesn’t appear to be interested in staying silent any longer. “You have no idea what I’ve been through in my life,” he said in the video address. “You have no idea what me and my mom have survived. We could have ended this on Day One. We haven’t.”