Yesterday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Georgia Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker lied about being in law enforcement at least three times during speeches before entering politics.
Via the AJC:
- Walker claimed to have “work[ed] with the Cobb County Police Department,” but the department has “no record of involvement with Walker.”
- He also bragged about “spen[ding] time at Quantico at the FBI training school” and being an “[FBI] agent,” but “Walker is not an agent — that would require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and Walker left UGA before earning his degree.” (No word yet on whether Walker could face repercussions for falsely claiming to be an FBI agent — a violation of federal law.)
- Walker even “used his alleged law enforcement ties to justify why he has had a gun,” such as when he “pursued a man who was late delivering a car.”
- To put it bluntly: “[T]he claims, which appear to have halted since he entered the U.S. Senate race, aren’t true.”
While Walker may not have lied about being a police officer on the campaign trail, he has nevertheless been caught in a web of lies and misrepresentations. He has spread Jan. 6 and 2020 election lies, promoted dubious health products, exaggerated his business record, embellished his academic achievements, and even lied about a “charity” which turned out to be a for-profit program that “preyed upon veterans […] while defrauding the government.”
Read the full AJC report here.
More coverage of Walker’s latest lie:
MSNBC: Herschel Walker falsely claimed to be in law enforcement, too
Hot Air: Herschel Walker claimed to be in law enforcement when he wasn’t
Daily Kos: Another Herschel Walker lie uncovered: He claimed he ‘worked in law enforcement’
Mother Jones: Herschel Walker Has Many Flaws, But He Is Not a Cop
The Root: Did Hershel Walker Lie About Being A Cop, Too?
Daily Beast: Herschel Walker Falsely Claimed He Served in Law Enforcement, Report Says
Published: Jun 14, 2022
Last Modified: Aug 28, 2022