Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker said he plans to sue The Daily Beast for defamation after the left-leaning outlet published a hit piece alleging he paid for an ex-girlfriend’s abortion in 2009.
The unidentified woman gave the reporter Roger Sollenberger a receipt for the abortion, an image of a signed personal check from Walker, and a get-well card reportedly from him as well.
Walker, for his part, denied the allegation “in the strongest possible terms,” calling it a “flat-out lie.”
“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,” he said in a statement. “He’s harassed friends of mine, asking if I fathered their children. He’s called my children ‘secret’ because I didn’t want to use them as campaign props in a political campaign. Now, they’re using an anonymous source to further slander me. They will do anything to hold onto power. It’s disgusting, gutter politics.”
Regarding the latest Democrat attack: pic.twitter.com/OjrDcGak95— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) October 3, 2022
Despite his denial, the issue was further complicated when his 23-year-old son lashed out against him on Twitter. Walker responded, saying he loves his son "no matter what."
On the campaign trail, Walker has called for a ban on abortion without exceptions for rape, incest, or the health of the mother.
“There’s no exception in my mind,” he said after a campaign speech in May. “Like I say, I believe in life. I believe in life.”
His strong anti-abortion stance has earned him praise and endorsements from pro-life groups.
“Georgia deserves a pro-life senator like Herschel Walker who is committed to building a culture of life,” National Right to Life's Carol Tobias said in a statement. “Walker’s stance for life stands in stark contrast to the out-of-touch record of Warnock who supports abortion for any reason until birth.”