Just hours after his campaign defended a fundraising event host’s use of swastika iconography, Herschel Walker this afternoon announced that the fundraiser is now canceled.
This morning, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Walker was set to attend a weekend fundraising event in Parker, Texas, hosted by an individual who “has a history of controversial media posts, including what appears to be a rendering of a swastika as her Twitter profile picture.”
In response, Walker’s campaign defended the host’s use of a swastika, arguing that it’s actually “clearly an anti-mandatory vaccination graphic.”
Within a matter of hours — and after facing backlash on social media — Walker’s campaign decided to cancel the event entirely, telling the Journal-Constitution of the very same image they’d defended just several hours earlier: “the symbol used is very offensive.”
Which raises certain questions, such as: Why did Herschel Walker defend swastika iconography that his own campaign admits is “very offensive”?
Read the coverage:
The Daily Beast: GOP Senate Candidate Herschel Walker Defends Fundraiser’s Nazi Imagery
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Walker cancels fundraiser with supporter who had swastika in her Twitter profile
Washington Post: Trump-backed Georgia Senate candidate cancels fundraiser after uproar over donor use of vaccine-needle swastika in profile
The Hill: Herschel Walker calls off fundraiser with woman who had swastika in Twitter profile
The Spun: Herschel Walker’s Political Campaign Is Trending On Wednesday
Mediaite: Senate Candidate Herschel Walker Reportedly Cancels Fundraiser With Supporter Who Had Anti-Vax Mandate Swastika Profile Picture
RawStory: Trump-backed Herschel Walker cancels fundraiser with supporter over her ‘very offensive’ swastika Twitter avatar
Daily Kos: Herschel Walker fundraiser host with a swastika on her profile pic denies being ‘Anti-Semetic’
Published: Oct 13, 2021
Last Modified: Oct 18, 2021