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Herschel Walker’s son revels in father’s Georgia Senate runoff defeat | US politics

Among the many detractors celebrating Herschel Walker’s defeat in the Georgia Senate runoff was one closer to home: son Christian, who expressed his delight on Twitter that the state had rejected his controversial father.

“Don’t beat women, hold guns to peoples [sic] heads, fund abortions then pretend your [sic] pro-life, stalk cheerleaders, leave your multiple minor children alone to chase more fame, lie, lie, lie, say stupid crap, and make a fool of your family,” the younger Walker said in the first of a flurry of tweets posted on Tuesday night as the Democrat Raphael Warnock was projected to be the winner.

“And then maybe you can win a Senate seat.”

It can never be known how much damage the younger Walker’s social media posts during the campaign, castigating his father for abandoning his wife and children, running off with other women and paying for girlfriends’ abortions, did to his father’s hopes of reaching Washington DC.

But an early happy family reunion would seem unlikely in the wake of Christian’s latest barrage of messages and insults.

“Don’t compare Warnock running over his wife’s foot to my father holding guns and knives to my mothers [sic] throat, threatening to kill his therapist, her, and one of his adultresses in a therapy session, and telling my mom and I he was going to beat our asses,” he wrote in a forthright statement.

In a follow-up post, he paid tribute to his mother and Herschel Walker’s ex-wife Cindy Grossman, who recalled how in 2008 her husband allegedly held a gun to her temple and said: “I’m going to blow your effing brains out.”

“This is my amazing mom who’s had her name and image dragged through the media unwillingly… Shoutout to every strong mother whose story goes untold. We love you,” he wrote.

Observers, however, will note that Christian was not always so antagonistic. In a December 2021 post to his 282,000 followers, the podcast host and self-declared “free speech radicalist” announced how “honored” he was to introduce his father at his patron Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, proudly calling him a “future senator”.