The thing about running for the U.S. Senate is that if you have any secrets they are bound to come out during your campaign. Georgia Republican candidate Herschel Walker learned once more this week when it became public that he has multiple “secret” children.
Walker, who recently said that celebrities offering opinions is the biggest problem facing America and has spent years speaking out against absentee fathers, was revealed to have a secret 10-year-old son he fathered out of wedlock on Tuesday by the Daily Beast. Then on Thursday, it was revealed that he also publicly acknowledged that he has another son with a different woman as well as a daughter that he had in college.
Walker’s fourth child, the 22-year-old Christian Walker, has played a major role in his father’s political efforts and has also spoken out against absentee parents.
All of this wouldn’t be a big deal if not for the fact that Walker has spent years chastising absentee fathers and calling out Black men for not raising their children.
“And I want to apologize to the African American community because the fatherless home is a major, major problem,” Walker said to Charlie Kirk in a 2020 interview.
In a December 2019 interview, he said that men need to go into neighborhoods and become “fathers of those fatherless” children. He added that men who have “a child with a woman, even if you have to leave that woman … you don’t leave the child.”
Walker has a history of either lying or not telling the full story on multiple issues. He claimed for years that he had graduated from the University of Georgia in the top 1% of his class, but neither of those things is true. Walker then falsely claimed that he had not made the false claim after he removed it from his campaign materials.
Walker has also claimed that Donald Trump has never said the 2020 Presidential election was stolen, even as that remains the bedrock of Trump’s entire existence in the years since.
While the political world certainly has a lot to say about Walker’s situation, the former Georgia football player and NFL star also garnered some strong reactions in the sports realm.
How many kids Herschel got?
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) June 16, 2022
Happy Father's Day to all the dads who a week ago claimed to only have one child but have now admitted to having four of them https://t.co/iz5lLi1b5M
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) June 16, 2022
For campaign bio purposes, Herschel Walker has two more sons than he started the week with. And the week ain’t over. https://t.co/LfhBa1sD2W
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) June 16, 2022
At this rate Herschel Walker will have 256 children a week from now
— Aaron (@BobbyBigWheel) June 16, 2022
Lie about the number of your kids. Lie about your education. Lie about whether you were a cop. Herschel Walker is a fraud and none of it is disqualifying to electorate or establishment because it's power over country every time.
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) June 16, 2022