© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Former NFL participant Herschel Walker speaks by video feed throughout the largely digital 2020 Republican Nationwide Conference broadcast from Washington, U.S. August 24, 2020. 2020 Republican Nationwide Conference/Handout by way of REUTERS
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker, who has mentioned he opposes abortion with no exceptions, has denied a media report that he paid for a girlfriend’s abortion in 2009.
Walker, who goals to unseat Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock in Georgia, was responding to a Monday report by The Day by day Beast that mentioned the candidate’s then-girlfriend supplied a receipt, a duplicate of the verify and a get properly card given to her by on the previous soccer star endorsed by ex-President Donald Trump.
“It is a flat-out lie – and I deny this within the strongest attainable phrases,” Walker, 60, mentioned in an announcement late Monday.
Matt Fuller, an editor on the publication, mentioned it stood by its report, which Reuters couldn’t independently verify.
The report comes two weeks earlier than early voting begins in Georgia, certainly one of a number of crucial races that may decide whether or not Democrats maintain onto their slim majority within the chamber.
It’s the newest scandal for Walker, a first-time candidate for workplace who has additionally confronted allegations of home violence.
One in every of his sons, conservative social media influencer Christian Walker, blasted his father following Monday’s report.
“I do not care about somebody who has a foul previous and takes accountability. However how DARE YOU LIE and act as if you’re some ‘ethical, Christian, upright man.’ You’ve lived a lifetime of DESTROYING different peoples lives. How dare you,” he wrote on Twitter.
Abortion looms massive forward of the Nov. 8 midterm elections.
Warnock, who serves as pastor on the Atlanta church as soon as led by Martin Luther King Jr., backs entry to abortion and different reproductive well being care, saying on his marketing campaign web site that the U.S. Supreme Court docket’s June choice to overturn Roe v. Wade “can not stand.”