Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R) has been slammed on social media for his bizarre defense. herschel walkera former football star and Republican candidate to face the Senators. Raphael Warnock (D-Georgia).
Speaking on Fox News, Gingrich praised Walker as “the most important Senate candidate in the country” due to Walker’s “deep devotion to Christ”.That praise was offered despite Walker’s history violence and domestic abuse When new accusation The “pro-life” candidate who supposedly paid for his then-girlfriend’s abortion in 2009.
Gingrich’s argument also ignores other things. Warnock is senior pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.
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Earlier this week, one of Walker’s sons, conservative influencer Christian Walker, came out publicly. called him.
“You are not a ‘family man’ when you leave us and bang a bunch of women, threaten to kill us, get away from violence and make us move more than six times in six months. Christian Walker wrote on Twitter.
Nonetheless, Gingrich spoke of Walker as “a remarkable man” and praised his self-confidence.
“He’s been through a long and tough time,” Gingrich said. “He got a lot of concussions from football and suffered from PTSD.”
Critics of Gingrich hit back on Twitter:
This article originally appeared on huff post and updated.