The only named child of controversial Georgia senate candidate Herschel Walker has spoken about following a report that the pro-life candidate secretly paid for a former lover’s abortion.
Christian Walker, 22, the son of the former NFL star and his college sweetheart, Cindy Grossman, said on Twitter: ‘Every family member of Herschel Walker asked him not to run for office, because we all knew (some of) his past.’
He continued: ‘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.’
Walker’s campaign has denied the new story accusing the former football star of paying for a partner’s abortion in 2009.
In response to The Daily Beast’s shocking new article which was published on Monday, in which the woman in question showed the report a personalized check and card she received from Walker, a spokesman for his campaign called it a ‘false story.’
Christian Walker, 22, is the son of Herschel Walker and his college sweetheart, Cindy Grossman
Christian wrote about his father’s campaign saying: ‘Every family member of Herschel Walker asked him not to run for office, because we all knew (some of) his past’
For his part, Christian espouses extreme pro-life views on his social media channels
In May, he joked in a TikTok video that women fighting for abortion rights shouldn’t worry about reproductive rights because they are too unattractive to have sex’
He said in a December 2020 tweet: ‘Liberals hate women who aren’t man-hating lesbians or weekly abortion patients’
Christian also tweeted: ‘I know my mom and I would really appreciate if my father Herschel Walker stopped lying and making a mockery of us.’
He added: ‘You’re not a ‘family man’ when you left us to bang a bunch of women, threatened to kill us, and had us move over 6 times in 6 months running from your violence.’
His final statement read: ‘I don’t care about someone who has a bad past and takes accountability. But how DARE YOU LIE and act as though you’re some ‘moral, Christian, upright man.’ You’ve lived a life of DESTROYING other peoples lives. How dare you.’
Christian Walker later deleted this message that was a response to his father’s posts
Walker responded to his son’s messages saying: ‘I LOVE my son no matter what.’
Christian responded by writing in a now-deleted tweet: ‘You have 4 kids that we know of and you weren’t in the house raising ONE of the them, you were out cheating and lying.’
He added: ‘If you loved your kids you’d be raising them instead of running for a senate seat to boost your ego.’
For his part, Christian espouses extreme pro-life views on his social media channels.
In May, he joked in a TikTok video that women fighting for abortion rights shouldn’t worry about reproductive rights because they are too unattractive to have sex.
He said in a December 2020 tweet: ‘Liberals hate women who aren’t man-hating lesbians or weekly abortion patients.’
A month later he wrote: ‘It’s not my job to pay for your abortion because you couldn’t close your legs. My taxes should go to useful things.’
Christian Walker pictured with former President Donald Trump in 2020
Lawyer Robert Ingram, who represents Walker, told the website: ‘All you want to do is run with stories to target black conservatives. You focus on black conservatives.’
Georgia’s Senate race is one of the most closely watched in the country as Republicans try to wrest back control of Congress.
In the November election, Walker faces off against incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock.
Walker said in May 2022 that he opposes abortion without exception. He told reporters: ‘There’s no exception in my mind. Like I say, I believe in life. I believe in life.’
He went on: ‘You never know what a child is going to become. And I’ve seen some people, they’ve had some tough times, but I always said, ‘No matter what, tough times make tough people.’
Walker has called for more funding for adoption and support for single parents.
The woman, who is not named in the report, showed a reporter a receipt from September 2009 for the procedure.
That same month, the woman received a $700 check and a get well card that included the messages ‘Rest,’ Relax’ and ‘Recover.’
According to the Daily Beast, the woman was also able to show proof that she had a romantic relationship with Walker.
Following the publication of the article, Walker said that he was planning to sue the Daily Beast and that the suit would be filed on Tuesday.
He wrote in a statement that was published on his social media channels: ‘This is a flat-out lie and I deny this in the strongest possible terms.’
‘This is another repugnant hatchet job from a Democrat activist disguised as a reporter who has obsessively attacked my family and tried to tear me down since this race started,’ the statement said.
It continued: ‘He’s harassed friends of mine, asking if I fathered their children. He’s called my children a ‘secret because I didn’t want to use them as campaign props in a political campaign.’
Following the publication of the article, Walker said that he was planning to sue the Daily Beast and that the suit would be filed on Tuesday
According to the Daily Beast, the woman was also able to show proof that she had a romantic relationship with Walker
The statement concluded: ‘Now, they’re using an anonymous source to further slander me. They will do anything to hold onto power. It’s disgusting, gutter politics.’
Walker said in August 2022 that abortion was something ‘that people are not concerned about’ with regard to November’s midterm elections, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Despite this, he released a statement in September that highlighted his opponent’s pro-choice record.
Walker said of Warnock: ‘Raphael Warnock wants to protect the killing of babies right up to the moment of birth. We need to do better.’
Last month, Walker endorsed Senator Lindsay Graham’s proposed nationwide ban on abortions after 15 weeks, before most women know that they are pregnant.
In June, Walker while covertly interviewed by a liberal activist posing as one of his supporters, repeatedly denied ever paying for an abortion.
Shortly after the Daily Beast’s article was published, right-wing activist Erick Erickson tweeted: ‘I thought we all knew this. Also, old news and people do change over time.’
Erickson later clarified his remarks to say: ‘On the Walker thing, it may not have been public, but I’m about 100% sure one of his opponents told me it was rumor.’
He added: ‘I thought it was public, but it might not have been. It was definitely talked about in quiet discussions.’
Last month, Walker endorsed Senator Lindsay Graham’s proposed nationwide ban on abortions after 15 weeks, before most women know that they are pregnant
In the 2008 book Breaking Free, Walker disclosed his mental illness. He said that he was diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder. In that account, Walker told of as many as a dozen personalities — or ‘alters’ — that he’d constructed as a defense mechanism against the bullying he suffered as a stuttering, overweight child.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness describes the disorder as ‘alternating between multiple identities,’ leaving a person with ‘gaps in memory of every day events.’ It notes men with the disorder often ‘exhibit more violent behavior rather than amnesia.’
In his book, Walker acknowledged violent urges. He wrote that he played Russian roulette, and recalled sitting at his kitchen table in 1991 pointing a gun, loaded with a single bullet, at his head. ‘I wasn’t suicidal,’ Walker explained, but ‘just looked at mortality as the ultimate challenge.’
Walker pitched a turnaround story, saying he decided in 2001 that ‘it was time to stop running and face some harsh realities.’ He cited therapy and his Christian faith as influences.
His watershed moment: driving his car to confront a man who’d ‘messed up my schedule’ and thinking about what it’d be like to shoot the man. Walker changed course, he wrote, after seeing a bumper sticker with the message ‘SMILE. JESUS LOVES YOU.’