Walker Caught Making “False Claims” — Again

December 17, 2021

New reporting from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reveals that GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker is making more “false claims” — this time, about his educational background. It’s the latest in a pattern of dishonesty from Walker, who repeatedly “exaggerated claims of financial success.” From the new report: 

  • “The…campaign removed the reference that he ‘graduated from UGA with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice’ late Thursday after The Atlanta Journal-Constitution inquired about the claim.”
  • “It’s a falsehood that has proliferated elsewhere, including in an online biography advertising Walker’s book, at a campaign rally for his bid to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, and even during his introduction this year at a congressional hearing.”
  • “Walker was introduced by U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen as a UGA graduate who earned a criminal justice degree at a February U.S. House subcommittee hearing on reparations. And a Republican activist welcomed him to the stage at a November campaign rally in Augusta by highlighting his “bachelor’s degree.” In both instances, Walker didn’t correct the record.”

Walker’s GOP Senate rival, Gary Black, was quick to attack Walker over this latest report, insinuating Walker won’t “tell the truth” in Washington.

“From lying about personal accomplishments to exaggerating his own business success, Walker is showing Georgia voters exactly who he is — a dishonest fraud who has no place in the Senate,” said Dan Gottlieb, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. 

Read about the latest GOP headaches here as Walker refuses to endorse Kemp and speculates that the governor’s race will “heat up” while Trump declares Walker/Perdue “Unstoppable Team”


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