On Wednesday, Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker denied that he assassinated former President John F. Kennedy, after reiterating his denial of allegations that he pushed a woman to get an abortion in 1993.
Appearing with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Walker stated that he was going to win his race against Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA), and in rejecting the fresh abortion claims he faces, he brought up the late JFK.
“I’ve already told people that this is a lie, and I’m not going to entertain … I also want to let you know that I didn’t kill JFK either,” Walker said Wednesday. “And right now, Sen. Warnock, they got crushed at that debate, and now the Democrats will do and say whatever they can to win this seat. But they don’t know Herschel Walker …I ‘m going to win this seat.”
The woman, only identified as “Jane Doe,” came forward in a Zoom call with reporters on Wednesday, claiming that Walker encouraged her to have an abortion and gave her money to have the procedure. She says she met Walker in the 1980s and allegedly had an affair which continued into the 1990s, had voice recordings, hotel receipts and a handwritten poem in which he allegedly declared his love.
Graham spoke after Walker, comparing the attacks on Walker to those on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation process.
“I’ve seen this movie before, folks. I remember the Kavanaugh story line really well,” the South Carolina senator said. “So here’s the game plan, Herschel: get a celebrity lawyer from California … to come out and make a wild accusation right before it’s time to make a decision about who should be on the Supreme Court — or who should be in the Senate.”
The woman says she came forward because Walker was portraying himself as a critic of absentee fathers and an anti-abortion candidate.
“The reason I am here today is because he has publicly taken the position that he is ‘about life’ and against abortion under any circumstances when, in fact, he pressured me to have an abortion and personally ensured that it occurred by driving me to the clinic and paying for it,” Doe said in the call with reporters.
Previously, Walker has faced allegations from a woman who says he paid for her to get an abortion years ago when they were dating, but that she declined to have the procedure when she got pregnant a second time, despite his complaints. Walker has denied those claims as well.
Walker voiced support for a national abortion ban without exceptions throughout his candidacy, but during his debate with Warnock, backtracked and instead voiced support for Georgia’s six-week abortion ban with exceptions, according to the Associated Press.
President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas. He was shot and killed with a sniper rifle used by former United States Marine Lee Harvey Oswald, who was subsequently killed by Jack Ruby before questioning.
Walker’s comment likely was meant as a joke directed at the many conspiracy theories surrounding the assassinations with suspected culprits including former President Lyndon B. Johnson, Cuba’s Fidel Castro and the CIA.
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