For more than a year, Walker has unapologetically spread lies and misinformation about the 2020 election — and it’s all part of a broader pattern of dishonesty from the Senate candidate
In a Wednesday report from the New York Times, Georgia Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker once again cast doubt on the 2020 election’s results by refusing to “say whether President Biden was lawfully elected.” Instead, Walker repeated some of the central tenets of Donald Trump’s “Big Lie” and praised sham Republican lawsuits across the country that have wasted millions in taxpayer dollars.
In the lead-up to his run for U.S Senate, Waker repeatedly spread Trump’s false claims that the presidential election was stolen. Shortly after Biden’s victory, he demanded a do-over, arguing that “Nevada, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin vote again.” Walker has never apologized for spreading those lies about the election.
Walker also went on Fox News to spread misinformation, claiming in an interview that he could guarantee “Joe Biden didn’t get 50 million people voting for him.” He even spread the Dominion conspiracy theory, going so far as to say that “maybe some” of the elected officials “should end up in jail.” And Walker even spread lies about the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, in real time, baselessly claiming that Capitol rioters were crisis actors. Walker hasn’t apologized for any of those Big Lies either.
In fact, on the Senate campaign trail, Walker has even stood by as Trump and other election deniers have spread dangerous misinformation at his campaign events.
Sadly, Walker’s 2020 election lies fit into a broader pattern of dishonesty from the Georgia Senate candidate. He’s exaggerated his business record, in a myriad of ways. He’s lied about COVID treatments. He’s persistently misrepresented his academic achievements. And he’s “spent years promoting health products with dubious claims.”
Read more coverage from the New York Times, CNN, and The American Independent on Walker’s past and ongoing, unapologetic role in spreading the “Big Lie.”
Published: May 20, 2022
Last Modified: Aug 29, 2022