“I know it’s not true. I know it’s not true, they keep telling me things like this, it’s totally, totally untrue,” Walker said on “The Hugh Hewitt Show.” “And I’m not sure why I’m saying that. I don’t know anything about any women who have abortions. They can keep attacking me like that, and they do it because they want to distract people.”
In a confusing response, Walker repeatedly suggested he had been forgiven. Although he campaigned for a national ban on abortion at 15 weeks of pregnancy, Walker suggested to Hewitt that there would be no shame in accepting the procedure.
“I don’t want to say I’m reborn, but I have a new life. I’ve been moving forward, and if that happens, I’ll say it because there’s nothing to be ashamed of in there,” Walker said. “You know, people have done it, but I don’t know anything about it. If I knew about it, I would be honest about it, but I don’t know anything about it.”
The Daily Beast reported Monday that Walker paid for his girlfriend’s abortion in 2009, and the woman provided proof of their relationship and a “rehab” card Walker sent her after the surgery. After Walker publicly denied the story was an “outright lie” and said he didn’t know who the ex-girlfriend might be, the woman, who was anonymized by the Daily Beast, returned to the news outlet to say she was one of Walker’s children Mother.
“I was stunned, of course, but I don’t think it would shock me, maybe there are so many of us that he really doesn’t remember,” she told the Daily Beast. “But then again, if he really forgot, that says something.”
The Washington Post could not independently confirm The Daily Beast’s report.
“As I’ve said, this or any other Daily Beast report is untrue,” Walker’s campaign said in a statement Wednesday night.
Daily Beast reporter Roger Sollenberger broke down the stories — and others earlier this year about Walker’s “secret” children with women who weren’t his ex-wife — to show the outlet’s support its report.
“Just wanted to point out that while Herschel Walker claims ‘there is no truth to any ‘Daily Beast report’, he does corroborate two of my Daily Beast reports about his secret child,” Solenberg says in a series of twitter posts“He corroborated the reports himself and never asked for a correction…I mean, the campaign could have him pull out his bank statement and see for himself.”
Walker is challenging Democratic senators. Raphael G. Warnock is in one of the most closely watched Senate races of the year. Opinion polls show a competitive race outcome and are expected to help determine which party controls the Senate for the next two years.
Walker has been campaigning as a strict opponent of abortion rights when running for the Senate.Have Say He is against abortion without exception and has expressed support for a proposed national ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
The latest report from the Daily Beast also prompted one of Walker’s children, who had previously supported his father, to publicly criticize Walker on social media.
On Monday night, Christian Walker claimed Videos posted to Twitter His father ‘threatened to kill us’ and caused him and his mother to move six times in six months to ‘escape your violence’.
“I don’t care about people who have bad pasts and take responsibility,” Christian Walker tweet“But how dare you lie and act like you’re a ‘moral, Christian, upright person’. You live a life that destroys other people’s lives. How dare you.”
Annie Linskey and Cleve R. Wootson Jr. contributed to this report.