- Herschel Walker went on Fox News to deny ever compensating a woman for an abortion.
- “I send money to a lot of people,” Walker told host Sean Hannity.
- The Daily Beast reported Monday that Walker paid a woman $700 to get an abortion in 2009.
Herschel Walker went on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show Monday to deny The Daily Beast’s report that he compensated a woman for an abortion in 2009.
Walker, a Trump-backed GOP Senate candidate in Georgia who opposes abortion without exceptions, was the subject of a Daily Beast exclusive published Monday. The outlet interviewed a woman who said Walker wanted an abortion after he got her pregnant in 2009. The woman shared a $575 receipt from the abortion clinic, along with a picture of a get-well card and a $700 check. both signed by Walker.
The Daily Beast reported that the abortion took place on September 12, 2009, and that the check from Walker was dated September 17, 2009. The Daily Beast did not name the woman.
In a post on Twitter on Monday, Walker denied paying for an abortion, calling it a “blatant lie.”
Speaking to Hannity hours later, Walker said The Daily Beast’s report was “a lie” and said he “never asked anyone to have an abortion.”
Hannity questioned him on the $700 check seen by The Daily Beast, asking, “Is there anyone you remember sending that much money to?”
“I send money to a lot of people. And that’s what’s so funny,” Walker said.
“You know, I do scholarships for kids. I give money to people all the time. Because I’m always helping people. Because I believe in being generous,” Walker told Hannity.
“God blessed me, I want to bless others. Now, I entered this race because I’m a Christian. I love the Lord Jesus Christ,” Walker said. “And I always tell everyone that no weapon built against me will prosper. So anyone out there who wants to lay on Herschel Walker, you’re lying on the wrong side.”
Walker’s denial came the same night his son, Christian Walker, took to Twitter and blasted him. In a series of tweets, Walker accused his father of lying.
“You’re not a ‘family man’ when you let us hit a bunch of women, threaten to kill us, and make us move 6 times in 6 months running from your violence,” the younger Walker He wrote on Twitter.
“I don’t care about someone who has a bad past and takes responsibility. But how DARE YOU LIE and act like you’re some ‘moral, Christian, upright person.’ You’ve lived a lifetime RUINING other peoples lives. How dare you,” he added.
In response to his son Walker’s comments he tweeted on Monday night: “I LOVE my son no matter what.”
Christian Walker’s claims come ten months later introduced his father on stage at a Mar-a-Lago fundraiser in December 2021.
Walker is anti-abortion candidateinsisting that there be no exceptions for abortion even in cases of rape and incest.
Walker, a former NFL running back, faces Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in the November midterm elections. He was one of former President Donald Trump’s three high-profile Senate picks along with Jay D. Vance of Ohio and Pennsylvania Senate candidate Mehmet Oz.
In late September, Warnock had a five-point lead over Walker in the Senate contest, which could determine whether the Democrats retain control of the upper chamber.
Christian Walker and a representative for Herschel Walker did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.