‘It’s a lie.’ Walker addresses allegations he paid for woman’s abortion, vows to remain in race

WADLEY, Ga. — Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker continued to deny allegations Thursday that he paid for a woman to get an abortion.

Channel 2′s Richard Elliot went to Jefferson County where Walker addressed the allegation following a rally.

Walker also brushed off criticism from a fellow Republican that he’s unfit to be the GOP nominee.

The candidate faced a small crowd of lumber mill workers in Wadley, Georgia as he made his first campaign stop since the allegations broke that he paid for an abortion for the mother of one of his children.

“I know why you’re here. You’re here because the Democrats are desperate to hold on to this seat here,” Walker told the crowd.

Minutes later, a defiant Walker addressed a small crowd of news crews about the allegations.

“This here, this abortion thing is false. It’s a lie,” Walker said.


But Walker also said he hadn’t reached out to any of the mothers of his children to ask about the allegations published in national reports.

He did say he loved his son Christian Walker despite the withering criticism his son leveled at him on social media, calling him a liar and saying he’s not the family man he represents himself to be.

Wednesday night, Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, himself a Republican, went on national TV and criticized Walker’s campaign and the choice to make him the nominee for Senate.

“If we’re being intellectually honest, Herschel Walker won the primary because he scored a bunch of touchdowns back in the 80s and he was Donald Trump’s friend. And now we’ve moved forward several months on the calendar and that’s no longer a recipe to win,” Duncan said.

Walker brushed that criticism aside and remained defiant that he would stay in the race for Senate and win it.

“Let me tell you this. I’m not deterred. I’m not scared, and I’m not going to back down. The stakes are way, way too high,” Walker said.

Walker also said he remains committed to debating his Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock next week in Savannah.