Republican Georgia Senate nominee Herschel Walker has second secret son: report


Herschel Walker, the University of Georgia football star-turned-Republican politician who has spent his campaign railing against deadbeat dads, has not one but two sons he never revealed.

Days after the former NFL running back admitted that he had a secret 10-year-old son, the Daily Beast reported a second 13-year-old son who had been similarly hidden from the headlines and the voters. Walker, 60, also confessed to a now-adult daughter that he had when he was about 20 years old and at UGA.

“I have four children. Three sons and a daughter. They’re not ‘undisclosed’ — they’re my kids,” Walker said in a statement Thursday.

“I support them all and love them all…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?”

Only Walker’s 22-year-old son Christian has gotten his father’s public endorsement as part of the family.

While family members are supposed to be off limits in political campaigns, Walker has spent years criticizing absentee parents, especially in the Black community.

“I want to apologize to the African-American community, because the fatherless home is a major, major problem,” he said in a September 2020 interview on Charlie Kirk’s podcast.

A year earlier, he told Diamond and Silk that men should become “fathers of those fatherless” children.

Many of the rest of Walker’s other campaign claims have been called into question, including working as an FBI agent and that he graduated from college.

Walker is set to face off against incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in the general election in November.



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