Trump’s Handpicked Candidate Herschel Walker Spreads Same Dangerous Election Conspiracy Theories

November 3, 2021

One year after the 2020 presidential election, former President Trump is now falsely claiming that “the insurrection took place on November 3, Election Day,” and that “January 6 was the Protest!” Meanwhile, his handpicked U.S. Senate candidate, Herschel Walker, has helped spread the same dangerous conspiracy theories that stoked on the rioters. 

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 day,” said Dan Gottlieb, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia.


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