It’s amazing how much holier-than-thou Democrats can become when it suits their political interests. Last week, the activist media published a series of “bombshell” reports revealing that Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker, a Republican, has kids that he has not publicly discussed. To anyone with a modicum of intelligence, it was a desperate political ploy to lessen his chances of defeating Sen. Raphael Warnock in the upcoming congressional elections.
But there is one glaring problem: Nobody cares.
That’s right. Nobody buys the handwringing coming from the left about Walker’s children. But they’re trying to make the issue stick anyway.
During the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s event in Nashville, Tennessee last week, the crowd greeted the football legend with thunderous applause even after the revelation hit the airwaves and interwebs. During his onstage conversation with Faith & Freedom founder Ralph Reed, he discussed the manufactured controversy. Reed noted how the “Democrats and the media” were “firing artillery” at Walker, who affirmed that he loves and has never “denied” any of his kids.
“They didn’t do anything but make me want to fight harder, because I’m tired of people misleading the American people,” Walker said. “I’m tired of people misleading my family.”
The candidate then discussed America’s need to become more energy independent and excoriated the left for attempting to “confuse” the public “with racism over here” and the “Build Back Better Plan over here.”
The issue came to light when The Daily Beast published a piece explaining that Walker had another son besides social media personality Christian Walker. From the report:
What Walker hasn’t publicly acknowledged is that he has a second son, who has apparently been estranged from his biological father since his birth a decade ago.
The son, whose name The Daily Beast is withholding out of privacy concerns, has grown up more than 1,500 miles from Walker’s Texas home. And the mother, whose name we are also withholding for privacy reasons, had to take Walker to court a year after giving birth in order to secure a declaration of paternity and child support.
It was later revealed that the football star has a total of four children.
In a statement provided to The Daily Beast, Walker acknowledged that he has other children and noted that he has acknowledged them previously.
“I have four children. Three sons and a daughter. They’re not ‘undisclosed’—they’re my kids,” Walker explained. “I support them all and love them all. I’ve never denied my children, I confirmed this when I was appointed to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition, I just chose not to use them as props to win a political campaign. What parent would want their child involved in garbage, gutter politics like this?”
Paulina Macfoy, a Georgia resident who attended the conference, told Politico that “Jesus Christ will answer” the question regarding what Walker’s issues say about his faith, given that he has repeatedly spoken out against absent fathers. She still believes he is a “good candidate” because he “stands for family.” She referred to the supposed controversy as a “waste of time.”
“He who is without sin, cast the first stone,” she said.
Most are rightly pointing out that this story will not harm the Republican candidate’s chances of winning in November. As it stands currently, RealClearPolitics’ polling has Walker slightly ahead of Warnock and the fact that he is well-loved in Georgia will likely offset any negative publicity coming from this revelation.
But it is also quite amusing to see the left pretending that they care about the importance of fatherhood given that their rhetoric and policies have undermined the role of the father for years. Nobody actually believes that the folks at The Daily Beast or any of the other left-leaning activist media outlets care about how Walker dealt with his children. To them, this was another desperate political attack designed to sink his campaign because they know Democrats are in for a brutal shellacking in November and they are doing whatever they can to minimize the political damage. Walker is certainly not guaranteed to win Georgia’s senate seat, but this story is yet another indication that Democrats are terrified that this race will not go their way.