Georgia Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker recognized in a new interview that he sent a woman a check for $700 who claims money was asked to reimburse her for abortion, although Walker denies the check was for this goal.
In an interview with NBC News, which aired on Monday morning, introduced Walker with copy of check, together with receipt from the medical center in Georgia, where the woman underwent the procedure.
“It doesn’t matter if it’s my signature or not,” Walker said before examining the document. with Reading Glasses on and concluding, “Yes, that’s my check.”
When first showed the check, Walker said it was irrelevant and suggested that since he and the woman had a child together, money not necessarily meant for what she claims.
“It’s still a lie because she mother of my baby,” Walker said. “I have no idea what it could be for”.
mother of one of Walker children came forward first to The Daily Beast and then to other media alleging that Walker paid for her abortion in 2009 and encouraged her to have second one that she declined. Walker flatly denied the woman’s allegations. who remained anonymous. CNN has not independently confirmed the woman’s claims.
Walker’s attempt to unseat Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock one of closest and most critical Senate races in country as Republicans seek win back control of in body which currently split 50-50 with Vice President Kamala Harris makes a decision vote. Georgia campaign dominated for two weeks on allegations that Walker paid for a woman had an abortion and encouraged her to have another one one.
Early voting begins on Monday in Georgia.
The survey, released by Quinnipiac University earlier this month and conducted after the allegations surfaced, found Warnock with 52% support among likely voters up to 45% for Walker, about the same as in mid-September survey.
Walker also told NBC News that former President Donald Trump called him after the candidate’s debate with Warnock. When asked if Trump would come to Georgia to campaign with him ahead of November election, Walker objected.
“Oh, if I need him, he’ll come,” Walker said.