Question to Ask Walker: Why Did You Lie About Being an FBI Agent?

July 29, 2022

After Getting Caught in Lie After Lie, Herschel Walker Doubles Down on Lying to Georgians

Herschel Walker has repeatedly spread false claims that he worked in law enforcement and was in the FBI, which multiple law enforcement agencies have debunked. Walker continued to spread his law enforcement lies just last week — doubling down on deceiving Georgians.

So it begs the question: Why did Walker lie about being an FBI agent?

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Herschel Walker said he worked in law enforcement — he didn’t

Shannon McCaffrey, 6/13/22

  • “I worked for law enforcement, y’all didn’t know that either?” he said. “I spent time at Quantico at the FBI training school. Y’all didn’t know I was an agent?”
  • It wasn’t the first time Walker said he was in law enforcement, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution found while reviewing dozens of speeches and motivational talks by Walker that were posted online.
  • “I work with the Cobb County Police Department, and I’ve been in criminal justice all my life,” he said in 2017
  • In 2000, he told Irving, Texas, police that he was “a certified peace officer,” according to a police report.
  • And he has used his alleged law enforcement ties to justify why he has had a gun, including a 2001 incident when he pursued a man who was late delivering a car.
  • “I worked in law enforcement, so I had a gun. I put this gun in my holster and I said, ‘I’m gonna kill this dude,’ ” he said at a 2013 suicide prevention event for the U.S. Army.
  • The claims, which appear to have halted since he entered the U.S. Senate race, aren’t true.
  • The Cobb County Police Department said it had no record of involvement with Walker. The Cobb Sheriff’s Office could not say whether he was an honorary deputy.
  • Morgan said that many sheriffs in Georgia stopped handing out such honors amid fears that people would use the paperwork to impersonate police officers, a felony in Georgia.

Read and hear more about Walker’s long pattern of lies below:

Washington Post: As Herschel Walker’s GOP profile rises, the falsehoods mount

CNN: GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker has been overstating his academic achievements for years 

Daily Beast: Herschel Walker Claims to Own Companies That Don’t Exist

Associated Press: Herschel Walker’s ties to veterans program face scrutiny

New York Times: The Strange Tale of Herschel Walker and the Chicken Empire That Wasn’t

MSNBC: Herschel Walker’s Lies


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