Christian Walker—the son of failed Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker—criticized his father and the Republican Party at large after the older Walker lost the Georgia runoff to incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock.
The younger Walker took his father to task for his litany of personal scandals and accused his father of making "a fool of [his] family" in a tweet outlining his father's history of violent and despicable behavior.
Christian Walker wrote the following recommendation to his father after the runoff was called for Warnock:
"Don't beat women, hold guns to peoples [sic] heads, fund abortions then pretend your [sic] pro-life, stalk cheerleaders, leave your multiple minor children alone to chase more fame, lie, lie, lie, say stupid crap, and make a fool of your family.."
"And then maybe you can win a Senate seat."
You can see his tweet below.
Christian Walker later followed up with a tweet admonishing former Republican President Donald Trump and the GOP as a whole, noting the Walker family had "begged" Herschel Walker not to run only to receive "the middle finger" as soon as he caved to Trump's demands.
He then accused Republicans of hypocrisy on the subject of identity politics, saying they only decided to support Walker "because he was the same skin color as his opponent" despite having no political experience whatsoever.
"A boring old Republican could have won."
Herschel Walker's campaign was marred by numerous scandals.
He faced scrutiny regarding past violent behavior, including a 2001 incident when police confiscated a handgun after he frightened his ex-wife Cindy Grossman—the mother of Christian Walker—with his "volatile" behavior and a 2005 death threat he leveled at his ex-wife and her boyfriend.
In October 2022, Christian Walker publicly accused his father of having threatened to kill him and his mother; shortly afterward, an ex-girlfriend toldThe Daily Beast that Herschel Walker swung his fist at her after she discovered him in bed with another woman.
But few scandals attracted as much attention as the one that raised questions about Walker's position on reproductive rights.
Recent reports revealed Walker fathered several children out of wedlock, paid for a girlfriend's abortion, and pressured her to get a second one despite coming out against reproductive rights and endorsing a proposal to ban all abortion procedures nationwide—even for cases of rape, incest and when the mother's life is in jeopardy.
Shortly afterward, The New York Timesinterviewed the same woman, as well as her friend, corroborating the original reporting by The Daily Beast. The woman additionally told The New York Times that she ended her relationship with Walker when he advised her to have a second abortion in 2011.
Family court records in New York confirm that Walker and the woman had a son, who was born in 2012. Earlier this month, Walker acknowledged that his accuser was the mother of his son, and as to whether she had an abortion, Walker claimed that he didn't "know anything about that."
Social media users soon offered their own commentary on the drama within the Walker family.
Walker's loss capped the most expensive Senate campaign in recent history.
Although Democrats had already secured control of the Senate following last month's midterm elections, the Georgia runoff was crucial in deciding whether Democrats will enjoy a true majority rather than a 50-50 split that would require Vice President Kamala Harris to serve as the tiebreaker on proposed legislation.
Warnock's victory means Democrats now have 51 seats to the GOP's 49, ending the power-sharing agreement that has been in place over the last two years in an evenly divided Senate, and making it easier for Democrats to implement President Joe Biden's legislative agenda.