Republican Herschel Walker pledges to sue over report he paid for abortion – live

Walker campaign crisis in Georgia over abortion row turns heat up further in furious midterms battle for Senate

Herschel Walker, the controversial Republican candidate in Georgia for a vital US Senate seat, is attempting to weather the latest tempest that has tossed his midterm election campaign from turbulent into full-blown crisis.

The news broke last night that the former NFL football player turned political candidate, who is campaigning on a hard anti-abortion line, had paid for an abortion for a former girlfriend in 2009, according to a report by the Daily Beast.

As the Beast puts it in the strap below the headline to its report: “The woman has receipts – and a ‘get well’ card she says the football star, now a Senate candidate, sent her.”

Walker blasted out a top-line denial via Twitter, calling the story overall a flat-out lie, also calling it a “Democrat attack”, while the Beast insists its article is backed up to the hilt. Walker says he’ll sue the Beast today.

Regarding the latest Democrat attack: pic.twitter.com/OjrDcGak95

— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) October 3, 2022

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He also appeared on Fox News to blame politics, saying: “Now everyone knows how important this seat is and they [Democrats] will do anything to win this seat. They wanted to make it about anything except inflation, crime and the border being wide open.”

But Walker’s son, 23-year-old Christian Walker, then responded on Twitter. Yikes.

I know my mom and I would really appreciate if my father Herschel Walker stopped lying and making a mockery of us.

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.

— Christian Walker (@ChristianWalk1r) October 4, 2022

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I know my mom and I would really appreciate if my father Herschel Walker stopped lying and making a mockery of us.

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.

— Christian Walker (@ChristianWalk1r) October 4, 2022

And:

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 (@ChristianWalk1r) October 4, 2022

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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 (@ChristianWalk1r) October 4, 2022

The sitting Senator from Georgia whom Herschel Walker is challenging, Democrat Raphael Warnock, is striving to stay above the fray – maybe hoping the former running back will be hoisted by his own petard?

Herschel Walker, the controversial Republican candidate in Georgia for a vital US Senate seat, is attempting to weather the latest tempest that has tossed his midterm election campaign from turbulent into full-blown crisis.

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The news broke last night that the former NFL football player turned political candidate, who is campaigning on a hard anti-abortion line, had paid for an abortion for a former girlfriend in 2009, according to a report by the Daily Beast.

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As the Beast puts it in the strap below the headline to its report: “The woman has receipts – and a ‘get well’ card she says the football star, now a Senate candidate, sent her.”

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Walker blasted out a top-line denial via Twitter, calling the story overall a flat-out lie, also calling it a “Democrat attack”, while the Beast insists its article is backed up to the hilt. Walker says he’ll sue the Beast today.

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Regarding the latest Democrat attack: pic.twitter.com/OjrDcGak95

— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) October 3, 2022

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He also appeared on Fox News to blame politics, saying: “Now everyone knows how important this seat is and they [Democrats] will do anything to win this seat. They wanted to make it about anything except inflation, crime and the border being wide open.”

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But Walker’s son, 23-year-old Christian Walker, then responded on Twitter. Yikes.

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I know my mom and I would really appreciate if my father Herschel Walker stopped lying and making a mockery of us.

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.

— Christian Walker (@ChristianWalk1r) October 4, 2022

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And:

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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 (@ChristianWalk1r) October 4, 2022

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The sitting Senator from Georgia whom Herschel Walker is challenging, Democrat Raphael Warnock, is striving to stay above the fray – maybe hoping the former running back will be hoisted by his own petard?

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Good morning, US politics blog readers, it’s a lively start to the day as midterm election candidates for the US Senate are making news, so is Joe Biden, the CDC on Covid and pro-abortion politicians on the rights of women 100 days after the US Supreme Court ripped up Roe v Wade.

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Here’s what’s already cooking in Washington and midterm campaigns:

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  • Herschel Walker, the Republican challenging Democratic sitting Senator Raphael Warnock in the crucial state of Georgia this election, has pledged to sue the Daily Beast today over a story last night that, despite campaigning as an anti-abortion hardliner, he paid for an abortion for a former girlfriend in 2009. Walker says the story’s a lie. His son then called his father a liar; this thing is boiling over and scalding his Senate chances – fatally?

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  • Joe Biden has apologized to the family of the late Indiana Republican Jackie Walorski, admitting to a gaffe last week when he spoke at an event and was looking around for her, calling publicly “where’s Jackie?”, when the congresswoman had been killed in a horrific car crash in August. The US president invited her parents to the Oval Office to talk late last week, the New York Post reported.

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  • Biden and the vice-president, Kamala Harris, this afternoon will speak at the second meeting of the administration’s special task force on reproductive healthcare access, at the White House. Cabinet members will attend, including the health secretary, Xavier Becerra, and the education secretary, Miguel Cardona. That’s expected at 3.30pm ET, and the White House press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, is scheduled to hold the daily press briefing at 1pm.

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  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last night announced the CDC it will discontinue a country-by-country list of advisories that inform travelers of risk and restrictions in each relating to Covid-19. The federal agency will post a notice if there is a concerning variant emerging in a country or a significant change in travel recommendations.

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Key events

If the battle for control of the US Senate overall is on a knife edge in these midterm elections, certain states’ races are on a razor’s edge.

The congressional upper chamber has been split 50-50 since the 2020 presidential election, with Democrats only maintaining the upper hand because they have the White House and therefore the vice president, who also serves as president of the senate, has the deciding vote. Even then, when most legislation needs 60 votes to pass the senate and, in cases when 51 votes will do losing just one democratic senator sinks a bill, progress for the Democrats on 2020 election promises has been difficult.

But struggles notwithstanding, of course the Democrats are desperate to keep control of the senate while the Republicans are desperate to flip it.

And Georgia is crucial. It’s also incredibly evocative because in early 2021, Democrats Raphael Warnock and John Ossoff both won their run-offs to capture seats and become first-time senators and in the process hand control of the senate to the Democrats.

Ossoff unseated Republican senator David Perdue in that race, who tried to make a comeback in these midterms by challenging current state governor Brian Kemp in the GOP gubernatorial primary, but lost despite (because of??) being endorsed by Donald Trump.

And when Warnock also unseated a Republican to win his run-off, the pastor became the first every Black US Senator from Georgia. Now, less than two years into his term, he’s being challenged for his seat by a rarity, a Black man running as a Republican who counts white conservatives as his base – and has no experience in politics, one Herschel Walker.

Prior to the latest scandal for Walker, Warnock was slightly ahead in the polls.

Guardian US is running a series of special news features this week on Georgia’s role in the midterm elections, here’s part one and part two.

Walker campaign crisis in Georgia over abortion row turns heat up further in furious midterms battle for Senate

Herschel Walker, the controversial Republican candidate in Georgia for a vital US Senate seat, is attempting to weather the latest tempest that has tossed his midterm election campaign from turbulent into full-blown crisis.

The news broke last night that the former NFL football player turned political candidate, who is campaigning on a hard anti-abortion line, had paid for an abortion for a former girlfriend in 2009, according to a report by the Daily Beast.

As the Beast puts it in the strap below the headline to its report: “The woman has receipts – and a ‘get well’ card she says the football star, now a Senate candidate, sent her.”

Walker blasted out a top-line denial via Twitter, calling the story overall a flat-out lie, also calling it a “Democrat attack”, while the Beast insists its article is backed up to the hilt. Walker says he’ll sue the Beast today.

Regarding the latest Democrat attack: pic.twitter.com/OjrDcGak95

— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) October 3, 2022

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He also appeared on Fox News to blame politics, saying: “Now everyone knows how important this seat is and they [Democrats] will do anything to win this seat. They wanted to make it about anything except inflation, crime and the border being wide open.”

But Walker’s son, 23-year-old Christian Walker, then responded on Twitter. Yikes.

I know my mom and I would really appreciate if my father Herschel Walker stopped lying and making a mockery of us.

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.

— Christian Walker (@ChristianWalk1r) October 4, 2022

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I know my mom and I would really appreciate if my father Herschel Walker stopped lying and making a mockery of us.

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.

— Christian Walker (@ChristianWalk1r) October 4, 2022

And:

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 (@ChristianWalk1r) October 4, 2022

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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 (@ChristianWalk1r) October 4, 2022

The sitting Senator from Georgia whom Herschel Walker is challenging, Democrat Raphael Warnock, is striving to stay above the fray – maybe hoping the former running back will be hoisted by his own petard?

Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker’s campaign in crisis over abortion story

Good morning, US politics blog readers, it’s a lively start to the day as midterm election candidates for the US Senate are making news, so is Joe Biden, the CDC on Covid and pro-abortion politicians on the rights of women 100 days after the US Supreme Court ripped up Roe v Wade.

Here’s what’s already cooking in Washington and midterm campaigns:

  • Herschel Walker, the Republican challenging Democratic sitting Senator Raphael Warnock in the crucial state of Georgia this election, has pledged to sue the Daily Beast today over a story last night that, despite campaigning as an anti-abortion hardliner, he paid for an abortion for a former girlfriend in 2009. Walker says the story’s a lie. His son then called his father a liar; this thing is boiling over and scalding his Senate chances – fatally?

  • Joe Biden has apologized to the family of the late Indiana Republican Jackie Walorski, admitting to a gaffe last week when he spoke at an event and was looking around for her, calling publicly “where’s Jackie?”, when the congresswoman had been killed in a horrific car crash in August. The US president invited her parents to the Oval Office to talk late last week, the New York Post reported.

  • Biden and the vice-president, Kamala Harris, this afternoon will speak at the second meeting of the administration’s special task force on reproductive healthcare access, at the White House. Cabinet members will attend, including the health secretary, Xavier Becerra, and the education secretary, Miguel Cardona. That’s expected at 3.30pm ET, and the White House press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, is scheduled to hold the daily press briefing at 1pm.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last night announced the CDC it will discontinue a country-by-country list of advisories that inform travelers of risk and restrictions in each relating to Covid-19. The federal agency will post a notice if there is a concerning variant emerging in a country or a significant change in travel recommendations.


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