Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker, who called for a total ban on abortion, paid for his girlfriend’s abortion in 2009, according to The Daily Beast.
Walker, who has compared abortion to murder and said there should be no exceptions for cases of rape, incest or the life of the mother, in 2009 reimbursed a woman he was dating after she got an abortion, according to the report.
The woman, who was not identified, showed the outlet a $575 receipt from the abortion clinic, a “get well” card from Walker, and a receipt that included a $700 personal check from Walker. One of the woman’s friends corroborated her claim.
“I just can’t with the hypocrisy anymore,” the woman told The Daily Beast. “We all deserve better.”
“This is a flat-out lie – and I deny this in the strongest possible terms,” Walker said in a statement, calling the article a “repugnant hatchet job.”
“Now, they’re using an anonymous source to further slander me,” Walker said. “They will do anything to hold onto power. It’s disgusting, gutter politics.”
Walker claimed that he plans to sue The Daily Beast over what he called a “defamatory lie.”
“I send money to a lot of people,” Walker told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “I give money to people all the time cause I’m always helping people.”
Walker’s son blasts:
Walker’s son Christian accused his father of lying in a video posted to social media.
“I’ve stayed silent for nearly two years as my whole life has been lied about publicly. I did ONE campaign event, then said I didn’t want involvement,” he said. “I stayed silent as the atrocities committed against my mom were downplayed. I stayed silent when it came out that my father, Herschel Walker, had all these random kids across the country, none of whom he raised.”
He pointed to the card signed by Walker.
“It’s literally his handwriting in the card. They say they have receipts. Whatever. He gets on Twitter, he lies about it. OK, I’m done,” he said.