Herschel Walker might be thinking twice about staying on the campaign trail, as more and more reports are coming out about his character and shady business dealings.
Anonymous campaign staffers have outed their opinions of him as a “pathological liar” during his run as the Republican candidate for Georgia’s U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Rev. Raphael Warnock. From his incoherent babbling in answering questions with real-world implications for the citizenry to being linked with dubious Trump-backed business deals, the 12-year NFL vet should have stayed on the political sidelines.
I'm starting to worry that Herschel Walker invited me to dinner because he thought I might have been one of his kids. https://t.co/FVDuiEOq1v
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) July 7, 2022
A verified “closely connected adviser” to Walker revealed some very unsavory tidbits about the GOP candidate, saying he lies “like he’s breathing,” the adviser told The Daily Beast in a report published this week. Rumor is that his campaign staffers don’t believe in him anymore. Guess they are sticking around strictly for the paycheck.
“He’s lied so much that we don’t know what’s true,” the adviser said, noting that Walker’s aides have “zero” trust in him. Three independent interviews presented the same perception of the former Bellator MMA fighter reportedly calling Walker a “pathological liar.”
The statement stemmed from Walker’s denial of secret children that he eventually had to own up to. A staunch advocate of family values and critic of homes where the father is absent, Walker was asked about having children outside of his marriage. His campaign manager, Scott Paradise, reportedly prepared a statement knowing that Walker initially would lie but probing him first.
NEW: Herschel Walker leads Raphael Warnock by 2% in a new @DataProgress poll, 49% to 47%. Yesterday, @thedailybeast revealed that Walker’s aides have “zero” trust in the candidate, with 3 people calling him a “pathological liar.”
— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) July 8, 2022
It all started with a question: Be honest—are there any other kids? Walker reportedly said “no.” However, Paradise issued a statement that Walker was “proud of his children.” At the time, Walker only acknowledged his adult son, Christian.
“To suggest that Herschel is ‘hiding’ the child because he hasn’t used him in his political campaign is offensive and absurd,” Paradise said in a statement.
However, when the media outlet asked about another alleged Walker child, this time a 13-year-old, Walker admitted the teen was his. Additionally, the campaign confirmed that he had another child, a daughter when he was a University of Georgia Bulldog 40 years ago.
If that wasn’t scorching enough, Walker is receiving the side-eye for his role with an energy company accused by multiple state attorneys general of engaging in deceptive practices.
Run that one back, Herschel?
Over the last decade, Walker has reportedly served as a “partner” and “spokesman” of Momentis. This firm acts as a subsidiary of Just Energy, a multi-level marketing electricity supplier selling an online marketing service.
However, the attorneys general of New York and Illinois feel that Momentis abuses the public trust, including the elderly, by falsely enticing potential customers into long-term contracts with the promise of saving money. The elderly and people with language barriers were targeted with vagueness put into contracts the public did not understand.
Walker would add his spokesman hype to Momentis, claiming the company delivered “a product that has the power to make a tangible difference in the business community,” a video featuring Walker reportedly stated. Additionally, Walker’s video said that Momentis was “so compelling” that he “decided to buy into the company that was backing up the technology.”
In 2015, the company was ordered to pay $4 million over the alleged deceptive marketing and sales that overcharged consumers in Massachusetts.
Walker wants to be the new face of democracy in the state of Georgia, but as his past comes out Walker is beginning to understand the price of politics is an exorcism of past demons.