Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker on Wednesday admitted that he has three undisclosed children, The Daily Beast reports.
Walker, who won the Republican nomination to face Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in November, has repeatedly railed about absentee fathers in the Black community.
“I want to apologize to the African-American community, because the fatherless home is a major, major problem,” he said in a 2020 interview.
In another interview, Walker urged men to go into neighborhoods and become “fathers of those fatherless” children.
But The Daily Beast reported on Tuesday that Walker had a “secret son” that he never visits.
Walker admits to secret son — and more:
Walker on Wednesday admitted that he had a secret 10-year-old son that he fathered out of wedlock.
But then he admitted that he also has a 13-year-old son born to a woman who lives in Texas.
And he has an adult daughter that he fathered when he was around 20 years old.
“I have four children. Three sons and a daughter. They’re not ‘undisclosed’—they’re my kids,” Walker said in a statement. “I support them all and love them all. I’ve never denied my children, I confirmed this when I was appointed to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition, I just chose not to use them as props to win a political campaign. What parent would want their child involved in garbage, gutter politics like this?”
“I can take the heat, that’s politics,” he added, “but leave my kids alone.”