University of Georgia football star-turned-Republican politician Herschelle Walker, who has spent her campaign railing against deadbeat dads, has not one but two sons whom she never disclosed.
Days after the former NFL walk back admitted he had a secret 10-year-old son, the Daily Beast reported a second 13-year-old son who was similarly hidden from the spotlight and voters. Walker, 60, also admitted to a now-adult daughter when he was about 20 and at UGA.
“I have four children. Three sons and one daughter. They are not ‘unknown’ – they are my children,” Walker said in a statement Thursday.
“I support them all and love them all… I decided not to use them as props to win a political campaign. Who would want their child to be like this garbage, gutter? join politics?
Only Walker’s 22-year-old son, Christian, has had his father’s public support as part of the family.
While family members are considered off-limits in political campaigns, Walker has spent years criticizing absentee parents, especially in the black community.
“I want to apologize to the African-American community, because orphans are a big, big problem,” he said in a September 2020 interview on Charlie Kirk’s podcast.
A year earlier, he told Diamond and Silk that men should become “fathers of those orphans.”
Many of Walker’s other campaign claims have been questioned, including working as an FBI agent and graduating from college.
Walker is pitted against incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in the November general election.