REMINDER: In Leadup to January 6th, Trump’s Handpicked Candidate Herschel Walker Spread Same Dangerous Election Conspiracy Theories

January 6, 2022

One year after the deadly Trump-provoked January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, which caused the death of a Capitol Police officer and injured over one hundred more, it’s worth remembering that Trump’s handpicked U.S. Senate candidate, Herschel Walker, helped spread the same dangerous conspiracy theories that stoked on the rioters — even calling for Trump and his allies to conduct a “total cleansing” two days before the January 6 insurrection.

In case you missed it:

Fact check: Georgia candidate Herschel Walker is a serial promoter of false 2020 conspiracy theories
CNN, 8/28/21

  • On the afternoon of January 6, Walker tweeted a false suggestion that the Capitol riot was orchestrated by people who wanted to stop the discussion about election fraud.
  • In another tweet on January 6, Walker posted a Capitol photo that featured rioters including distinctively dressed “QAnon shaman” Jacob Chansley. Walker falsely suggested that these people weren’t actually Trump supporters — calling them “Trojan horses” and saying “they do not look like MAGA.”

“Herschel Walker was complicit in the January 6th insurrection — using his platform to spread false conspiracy theories and throw lighter fluid on the fire of disinformation that inspired that shameful day,” said Dan Gottlieb, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia.


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