The Herschel Walker story still doesn’t make sense.
After The daily beast reported Monday that Walker and an ex-girlfriend had an abortion in 2009, Walker said he had no idea who that woman might be.
This prompted the woman to provide additional details about her relationship with Walker and why her accusation is so believable. She agreed to publicly disclose that she and Walker also had a child together.
For most people, that would seem to make it difficult to pursue the defense that you don’t know who this woman might be, but not for Walker.
Unexpectedly, he repeatedly said on Thursday that he did not know who the woman was, and he suggested that her claims that he was the father of one of her children were false.
The problem with this story? Walker previously confirmed to The Daily Beast in June that this woman was in fact the mother of one of his children.
Asked at a rambling press conference on Thursday whether he had contacted any of the mothers of his children, Walker replied: “Why do I need it?”
The reporter explained that The Daily Beast reported that the woman who says she paid for her to abort their child was also the mother of one of his children. Walker then hinted that the woman should be the mother of a child he had not yet recognized.
“Because of the article, I had more children. That’s why I didn’t reach out to anyone, because I said no. And that’s what I mean when I said no, I said that’s not right, that’s a lie. And that’s what I mean, when it’s a lie,” Walker said.
But this explanation does not make sense. Months ago, Walker himself publicly confirmed to The Daily Beast that this woman is the mother of one of his children. The Daily Beast independently confirmed the claim with a family court clerk and a court order declaring Walker the father, citing a DNA test.
Walker’s answer may have been correct in one dimension, however. He still hasn’t contacted the woman after the story first broke.
Walker had previously tried to deny the Daily Beast’s abortion reports. “There is no truth in this report or any other Daily Beast report,” he said.
But that’s a lie by his own admission. Walker not only confirmed a Daily Beast report, but of them. The outspoken critic of absent fathers in the black community admitted in all that he fathered four children by four different women.
Her adult son, Christian Walker, claimed his father was not present in any of their lives, and the mother who also aborted one of her children told The Daily Beast on Wednesday that he was not there to their son.
“He didn’t accept responsibility for the child we had together, and now he’s not accepting responsibility for the one we didn’t have,” she said. said. “It says a lot about how he views the role of women in childbirth, compared to his own. And now he wants to completely take that choice away from other women and couples.
After The Daily Beast reported earlier this week that the soccer legend urged a woman in 2009 to abort her child and then reimbursed her for the procedure, the hopeful Georgia Senate vehemently denied. the story as a “brainless lie” and claimed he had no idea who the unnamed woman was.
The daily beast followed by a report that he not only paid for the woman’s abortion, but fathered another child with her. The woman, meanwhile, said Walker’s attempts to cast the report as an attack on desperate Democrats seemed ludicrous and didn’t really shock her.
Meanwhile, hours after telling conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt there was ‘nothing to be ashamed of’ paying for an abortion when he was now extremely anti-abortion (while denying history), he organized an election event in Georgia.
After speaking for a short time and receiving light applause from the assembled voters, Walker decided to hold a short session with reporters at the scene. And it was an absolute wreck because his absurd explanations and denials were everywhere.
Walker was also asked about his comments to Hewitt and how he claimed he shouldn’t be ashamed of personally paying for an abortion, only for the former running back to insist he was “talking something totally different” and that he meant his ex-wife had nothing to do with what that woman said.
“I said this here, the abortion thing is wrong,” he continued. “That’s a lie, and that’s why I said whatever happened to my ex-wife or whatever Christian was talking about, I don’t know. but like I said, he there is nothing to be ashamed of.
Eventually, a reporter pressed Walker on his reaction to the mother of his children and son saying he was lying and they no longer trusted him.
“Just like what I said, Democrats are desperate for this seat and so is this reporter,” he bellowed. “They are very desperate for this seat and I love my family and I always love my family. I am going to win this race!” Walker would go on and dismiss some of the criticism he has received from Republicans in Georgia in recent days before exclaiming that “the people of Georgia need a winner” before stepping out of the presser.