Herschel Walker jokes son Christian needs a spanking after he publicly disowned dad amid abortion scandal

Herschel Walker jokes son Christian needs a spanking after he publicly disowned dad amid abortion scandal
Herschel Walker joked about spanking Christian in front of an Evangelical crowd (@ChristianWalk1r/Twitter)

WRIGHTSVILLE, GEORGIA: Georgia GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker joked that he needed to 'spank' his adult child Christian at a prayer luncheon on Tuesday, October 4. Herschel's joke came on the same day Christian publicly disowned his father on Twitter and accused him of lying in his denial that he paid for a girlfriend's abortion.

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The former NFL legend Herschel Walker has spoken out in favor of a complete ban on abortion, comparing it to murder, but Christian, an outspoken conservative, claims he is lying and has paid to abort his girlfriend's child. Herschel has profusely denied the claims even after a woman who wishes to remain anonymous told Daily Beast that she and Herschel conceived a child while they were dating in 2009 and that he pressured her to have an abortion at the time. The woman also claimed he even sent her a "get well" card and reimbursed her for the abortion.

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Christian Walker publicly disowned his father Herschel Walker on Twitter amid the abortion scandal (@ChristianWalk1r/Twitter)

Herschel is said to have three sons and one daughter. Except for Christian, the rest of the children are from other women. “I have four children. Three sons and a daughter," he had earlier claimed. Christian, Walker's only publicly identified child, has accused his father of domestic abuse. Herschel joked about spanking him to the Evangelical crowd at a prayer luncheon on Tuesday at First Baptist Atlanta, according to a recording of the event released by HuffPost. "The truth is, go to church. I remember, we'd gotten out of church. I told my son and I've got get back to him and spank him," Walker said on the recording while drawing laughs from the crowd.

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At Tuesday's luncheon at First Baptist, a Southern Baptist megachurch, Walker received a warm greeting from the congregation as he steered away from the abortion allegations. The family drama exploded after Christian took to Twitter to express his rage toward his father and said he has three different children from three different women, none of whom he has raised. Christian claimed he had "stayed silent" while "atrocities" against his mother were being "downplayed" by the candidate and his allies. Christian also backed his mother's prior allegations of physical abuse and violence during her marriage to Walker. 

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Christian is known as an outspoken conservative social media personality and his profile rose to fame after his father declared he would be challenging Democrat Senator Raphael Warnock in November. Christian has been facing immense backlash from GOP pundits over his public rebukes of his father, which could cost the party control of the Senate. Herschel, who has denied the abortion claims, told radio host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday that he would have admitted it if he actually paid for a former partner to terminate the pregnancy of their child, claiming it's "nothing to be ashamed of" despite his pro-life stance.

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Herschel then blamed the accusation on Democrats and their "desperation." ''I know why you're here. I do," he said in his first public campaign speech since the allegations surfaced. "You're here because the Democrats are desperate to hold on to this seat here, and they're desperate to make this race about my family." He repeatedly said, "This abortion thing is false. It's a lie." Herschel is in a tight contest with Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock, with the outcome potentially determining which party controls the Senate for the final two years of Joe Biden's Presidency. 

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