Georgia GOP senate candidate Herschel Walker vehemently denied a report that he had paid for a girlfriend to get an abortion in 2009 — blasting the claim as a “repugnant hatchet job.”
Walker, a staunch anti-abortion advocate who has supported a national abortion ban, took to Twitter Monday to forcefully repudiate reporting by the Daily Beast that claims the former NFL player paid for his then-girlfriend to have an abortion in 2009.
“This is a flat-out lie — and I deny this in the strongest possible terms,” the 1982 Georgia Bulldog Heisman Trophy winner turned political candidate said.
“This is another repugnant hatchet job from a democratic [sic] activist disguised as a reporter who has obsessively attacked my family and tried to tear me down since this race started,” Walker, 60, continued.
The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, told the Daily Beast that she and Walker mutually agreed not to go ahead with the pregnancy.
She provided a $575 receipt from an abortion clinic as well as a signed personal check for $700 from Walker and a “get well” card purportedly signed by the former Dallas Cowboys star.
The Post has not been able to independently verify the allegations.
Meanwhile, Walker’s statement was slammed by his 23-year-old son Christian Walker, who the former running back shares with ex-wife Cindy DeAngelis Grossman, according to Politico.
“I know my mom and I would really appreciate if my father Herschel Walker stopped lying and making a mockery of us,” Christian Walker said.
“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,” he continued later.
In response to his son’s accusations, the senate hopeful wrote: “I LOVE my son no matter what.”
Walker is hoping to defeat Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock in November on the strength of an endorsement from former president Donald Trump. It is in one of the nation’s most competitive Senate races.
He was trailing Warnock by two percentage points in the Peach State at the end of September, according to FiveThirtyEight.