Sen. Raphael Warnock has refrained from commenting on his political opponent Herschel Walker’s family, despite the public scandal about his alleged abortions. However, the former NFL player isn’t offering the same courtesy.
After Walker said Warnock “didn’t keep his own kids,” the Senator said, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, “I know that politics is ugly. People play all kinds of games, unfortunately. But Herschel Walker and his allies have crossed a line where my family is concerned.”
He continued, “I want to set the record straight: My children live with me. I am present with my children in every way that a father should be, from breakfast in the morning to bedtime prayers at night. I can’t continue to let him lie about our family.”
See Walker’s comments below:
Walker’s run for the Senate has been littered with controversies. At least two women claim that he coerced them into getting abortions, his son spoke out against him, and there were several gaffes, like his bizarre remarks about climate change or, ironically, clinging to a no-exceptions position on abortion. He has also attacked fatherlessness in the Black community, including in a 2020 interview with Trump supporters Diamond and Silk, although he reportedly lied to his campaign about his “secret” children and had to admit to being the father of four. Walker, until this spring, publicly had admitted to fathering only one child.
The Georgia U.S. Senate election will go to a runoff on Dec. 6. Although Warnock has received more than 30,000 votes than Walker in the Nov. 8 election, neither was able to get more than 50 percent of the votes. According to Georgia election rules, without 50 percent, a runoff is triggered.