Herschel Walker Acknowledges Two More Children He Hadn’t Mentioned
ATLANTA — Herschel Walker, the Republican Senate candidate in Georgia who often criticizes absent fathers, especially in black households, has acknowledged fathering a second son he hadn’t previously mentioned publicly, as well as an adult daughter who was born when he was in his early twenties.
the revelation, reported on Thursday by The Daily Beast, is the second this week about children sired by Mr Walker but not made public. The outlet reported on Tuesday about a 10-year-old son of Mr. Walker with whom he has no contact.
On Wednesday, Mr. Walker’s campaign shared with the news channel a form he filled out in 2018 to appoint him to former President Donald J. Trump’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition. It listed the names of four children: his 22-year-old son Christian, whom Mr Walker spoke of frequently during the campaign; the 10-year-old son; a 13-year-old child; and an adult daughter.
The Daily Beast withheld the names of the children and their mothers for privacy reasons.
“I have four children,” Mr. Walker said in a statement to The New York Times. “Three sons and a daughter. They are not ‘unknown’ – they are my children. I support them all and love them all. I have never denied my children.”
He added: “Saying I’m hiding my kids because I’m not discussing them with reporters to win a campaign? That’s outrageous. I can handle the heat, that’s politics, but leave my kids alone.”
Tuesday’s Daily Beast report on Mr Walker’s 10-year-old son said that the child’s mother sued Mr Walker a year after giving birth to obtain a certificate of paternity and child support, and that the lawsuit lasted until August 2014, when Mr. Walker was ordered to pay child support. The boy, then more than 2 years old, took Mr Walker’s last name.
It is unclear how involved Mr Walker has been in the lives of his 13-year-old son and adult daughter. When asked if Mr Walker had paid child support for them, his campaign manager, Scott Paradise, said that “he has fulfilled all obligations”.
Mr Walker has taken an active role in the life of his eldest son, Christian, and has focused on their relationship in his campaign speeches and interviews. He has also criticized the absence of fathers and father figures in some black households – what he described as “a big, big problem” in black communities. in an interview in 2020 with conservative activist Charlie Kirk.
Walker takes on Senator Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, in what is widely expected to be one of the most competitive and expensive Senate races this year as Republicans try to regain control of the chamber.
mr. Warnock is currently involved in a child custody dispute with his ex-wife, who sued? to adjust the terms of their agreement and have his child benefit “recalculated”. Mr Warnock’s campaign declined to comment on this article.
This week’s news of Mr Walker’s children comes after a series of reports detailing his exaggerations and outright lies about his life before entering politics. He has falsely claimed that he worked as a member of law enforcement in Georgia and the FBI in Quantico, Virginia. according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution†
He also has falsely spoken about graduating from college, which he didn’t, and CNN reported that he even… lied about whether he lied about graduating from college† He has also falsely claimed that he graduated “in the top 1 percent of my graduating class.”