The woman who made headlines by claiming that Georgia GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker paid for her abortion is now coming forward with a claim that she also has a child with the Republican hopeful.
Still under anonymity, the woman spoke to the Daily Beast once again after Walker fervently denied the story about the 2009 abortion and said he has no clue who she is. The woman sought to dispel the latter claim, asserting that she had a much deeper relationship with Walker than previously reported — that she is the mother of one of his children.
“Sure, I was stunned, but I guess it also doesn’t shock me that maybe there are just so many of us that he truly doesn’t remember,” she said. “But then again, if he really forgot about it, that says something, too.”
The woman made it clear that her son is one of the three Walker has acknowledged having out of wedlock, not a new, previously unknown child.
“I’ve been very civil thus far. I keep my mouth shut. I don’t cause any trouble. I stay in the background. But I’m also not gonna get run over time and time again,” she said. “That’s crazy.”
The woman cast doubt on the authenticity of Walker’s beliefs, saying he was privately pro-abortion rights and not an especially devout Christian despite the frequent public invocations of his faith. Walker has said during his campaign that he supports a ban on abortion with no exceptions.
“I don’t think there’s anywhere in the Bible where it says, ‘Have four kids with four different women while you’re with another woman.’ Or where it praises not being a present parent. Or that an abortion is an OK thing to do when it’s not the right time for you but a terrible thing for anyone else to do when you are running for Senate. He picks and chooses where it’s convenient for him to use that religious crutch,” she said.
Although he did not comment to the Daily Beast on the new claims, Walker has insisted that the woman is making the whole story up about his paying for her abortion as a political attack against him, stressing her anonymity. Walker is running to unseat Sen. Raphael Warnock (D).
“They see me as a big threat, and I know that, and I knew it when I got into this race. But they don’t realize that I think they came for the wrong one. They energized me,” he told Fox News’s Brian Kilmeade. “They energized me because I know how they really want to try to keep this seat.”