ICYMI: 11Alive: “GA Leaders, Business Owners Denounce Walker”

February 2, 2022


Last night, 11Alive reported that Trump-tapped Senate candidate Herschel Walker is “coming under criticism” from elected officials and business leaders after new reporting found that Walker sits on the board of a company that took nearly $10 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans and laid off 90% of their workers at the same time — “despite the candidate ridiculing businesses that took the payout”.

The GOP candidate’s business record has already been under scrutiny after it was reported that he “exaggerated claims of financial success,” with associates calling him a “temperamental and unreliable business partner”. 

Read more below:

  • Georgia business owners are doubling down on Republican US Senate Herschel Walker following a special report from 11Alive. 
  • Doug Richards uncovered records last week that showed Mr. Walker’s own company and another company that he worked for both benefited from federal PPP loans during the pandemic — this despite the candidate ridiculing businesses that took the payout. 
  • Today, business owners and state leaders gathered at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta to denounce Herschel Walker’s business practices. 
  • While the Walker campaign has denied an interview, they sent us this statement saying that his company Renaissance Man Food Services did take PPP funds to keep staff employed.

Read more on Georgia business owners calling out Walker’s questionable business practices.


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