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Politics Herschel Walker And GOP Scramble To Do Major Damage Control After Explosive Paid Abortion Allegation

19:32  05 october  2022
19:32  05 october  2022 Source:   msn.com

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On Monday, the Daily Beast dropped a bombshell report in which an ex-girlfriend of Georgia Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker revealed that the supposedly “pro-life” candidate had paid for her to get an abortion in 2009. The woman backed up her account with a receipt from the abortion clinic, a bank deposit receipt from a signed $700 check Walker had given her for the procedure, and even a “get well” card he had allegedly sent her that bore his signature.

Now with Election Day less than five weeks away, Walker and the rest of his party are twisting themselves into pretzels trying to dismiss the scandal while also trying to erode abortion rights as self-proclaimed “defenders of life.” A Walker win is crucial for Republicans hoping to take back the Senate, making the desperation of his anti-abortion defenders all the more palpable.

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA), the poster child for conservative hypocrisy over “family values,” tried to defend Walker against the paid abortion allegations on Fox yesterday by blaming the head injuries the ex-NFL player suffered on the field during his football career.

“He’s been through a long, tough period. He had a lot of concussions coming out of football,” Gingrich said.

The ex-GOP leader also argued that Walker will “change the Senate” with “his deep commitment to Christ.”

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….the guy Walker’s trying to unseat, Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA), is a pastor.

Here’s a brief compilation from today’s Morning Memo of the Republican leaders who’ve been throwing their weight behind Walker:

  • National Republican Senatorial Committee chair Rick Scott (R-FL) declared on Tuesday that the Senate campaign arm stands with Walker, and he accused Democrats of targeting the ex-NFL star with a “smear machine.”
  • GOP chair Ronna McDaniel claimed it was all just “character assassination.”
  • Trump also (unsurprisingly) came to Walker’s defense on Tuesday.

Walker is barely coherent on a normal day, but he was truly all over the place during a Fox News appearance this morning: First, at Fox News host Brian Kilmeade’s prodding, he suggested that the signature on the “get well” card was fake and repeated his previous claim that the whole story was a “lie.”

But then Walker interrupted himself to make what looked like a pretty massive U-turn by suddenly insisting that he’s “been redeemed” and accusing his opponents of “trying to bring up my past to hurt me.”

But, uh, how does one find redemption for something they never did? How does one bring up someone else’s past when that past doesn’t exist? Make it make sense, Herschel.

Then Walker threw in a Jesus shout-out because why not. Watch below:

The nominee’s team had months to craft a game plan should the abortion ever come to light before Election Day, according to Politico. But instead of, you know, doing that, the campaign reportedly just swept the whole thing under the rug and hoped for the best.

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