Admittedly they still have a month to go, but the media is finding it hard to make the mud stick to Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker.
The campaign of the former Heisman Trophy winner and longtime NFL star was allegedly rocked recently by the claims of a woman who asserted Walker gave her money for an abortion. This was supposedly an attempt to paint the Georgia Republican as a hypocrite since he has been strongly outspoken against the procedure.
But some Republicans including Walker, who denies the allegations and has threatened to file a defamation lawsuit against the Daily Beast, with are rea
NBC News reported on Sunday evening that Republican leaders are “doubling down” on their support of Walker “as he pushes back against abortion allegations.”
U.S. Sens. Rick Scott of Florida and Tom Cotton of Arkansas have both announced they will campaign for Walker in Georgia this week, NBC noted.
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The network also reported that the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which is led by Sen. Scott. will “redirect money to the race and send more staff in to help” Walker.
On Sunday, Breitbart News offered new details on the relationship between the woman and the Walker family.
The woman who claimed Walker paid for her abortion in 2009 “was friendly with Walker’s wife and supported his campaign as recently as May,” Breitbart noted. The website provided images of the screenshots.
In May, on the day of Georgia’s primary elections, the woman texted Walker’s wife, Julie, saying, “Good luck tonight!!! Don’t think you guys will need it, though!”
The woman added in subsequent texts that she was “praying for you guys!!”
“He’ll do great & you will keep him focused!” she told Julie. “Proud of you guys! Wishing nothing but the best for you tonight!!”
When Walker did in fact win the primary, the woman texted: “Congratulations!!!”
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Breitbart described their relationship as a “friendship,” one that often involved discussions of Walker’s child by his accuser.
So what changed?
Apparently, the Supreme Court leaker helped influence the relationship.
“The woman’s dramatic change in tune, making deeply personal claims about Herschel and their alleged abortion to both the Daily Beast and the [New York] Times as well as providing the outlets with various texts and receipts to corroborate her story, comes after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, a monumental decision that provoked celebration from the pro-life movement and outrage from those who are pro-abortion,” Breitbart noted.
The outlet reported that she is a Democrat, and noted that Walker himself describes her as “a big, big advocate for abortion rights.”
Breitbart also noted that the Daily Beast sat on the story for months until publishing it on Oct. 3, which coincided with the opening of the new term for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Perhaps one reason why GOP leaders like Sen. Scott are “doubling down” is because they smell left-wing politics as usual in the attack on Herschel Walker.