Georgia Senate Candidate Cancels Event Following Swastika Protests

Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker is backed by Trump.

Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker is backed by Trump.

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The Republican candidate for Senate by Georgia, Herschel Walker, canceled a fundraiser organized by a woman whose Twitter account featured an image in the form of swastika what was used for protest against Covid-19 vaccine mandates.

“The previously scheduled event has been canceled,” he said. Mallory Blount, campaign spokesperson Herschel Walker. “Herschel is a great friend of Israel and the Jewish community and is opposed to hatred and intolerance in all its forms. Although the apparent intention behind the graphic was to condemn the government’s vaccination mandates, the symbol used is highly offensive and does not reflect the values ​​of Herschel Walker or his campaign. “

The controversial former soccer star Herschel Walker has raised nearly $ 4 million in contributions to his campaign for the Senate on Georgia in the 2022 elections, which is backed by Donald Trump, where it has become the favorite of Republican Party competing to overthrow the Democratic senator Raphael warnock in the reviews elections intermediate next year, when the Republican Party hopes to be able to regain that seat, which would also allow it to once again have the majority in the United States Senate.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported that Walker I was attending an event in Texas this weekend hosted by Bettina Sofia Viviano-Langlais, a film production company.

The account of Twitter created by Viviano-Langlais for the event included a profile picture from a representation of a swastika made with medical needles. The image has been used before by opponents of vaccine mandates. Viviano-Langlais has since removed the image.

Earlier Wednesday, a spokeswoman for Walker had defended Viviano-Langlais’s profile picture as a “mandatory anti-vaccination graphic” in a statement.

The Democrats of Georgia they attacked Walker for the use of the swastika on Wednesday. “Herschel Walker defended a swastika, and canceling a fundraiser does not change the fact that he did not condemn a hateful and anti-Semitic symbol,” said the spokesman for the Democratic Party from Georgia, Dan gottlieb, it’s a statement.

And other reactions continued to condemn the use of the swastika by Walker.

Walker you have faced questions about your troubled personal history, including the recently uncovered allegations by various media that he threatened several women with violence beyond what he revealed in his memoirs.


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