Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Herschelle Walker says she ‘never denied’ having 4 kids

Nashville, Tenn. , Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschelle Walker said Saturday that he “never denied” the existence of children he had not previously publicly disclosed, telling conservative Christians that his children “knew the truth.”

Speaking in front of a friendly audience at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s annual “Road to Majority” convention, Walker said the revelations about her children only encouraged her campaign.

“Well, first of all, they knew the truth. You know, I’ve never refused any of my kids and I love them more than anything,” he said. “And they didn’t do anything, which makes me fight more because I’m tired of people misleading the American people. I’m tired of people misleading my family.”

Walker’s comments came after The Daily Beast reported that the former football star has four children, including two sons and a daughter, whom he had never discussed publicly. Walker has repeatedly criticized absentee fathers over the years and specifically called on black men to take an active role in the lives of children, for example by maintaining their relationship with their eldest son, Christian Walker. .

Walker, who was interviewed by Coalition President Ralph Reed on stage in Nashville, Tennessee, said he “knew what I signed up for when I entered it and didn’t realize it.”

“No weapon made against me should ever prosper,” he said, indicating loud applause and cheers.

Walker will face Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in November’s general election, a contest that will help determine which party controls the Senate, now split 50-50 next year.

Walker, who has been endorsed by top Republicans including former President Donald Trump and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, has faced serious allegations throughout his campaign, including threatening his ex-wife’s life and multiple lies. Spread.

This includes dramatically increasing his record as a businessman, exaggerating his role in a for-profit program that is accused of poaching veterans while defrauding the government and claims he has He graduated top of his class from the University of Georgia. He did not graduate, as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported.


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