The Senate candidate called the article “slanderous”, “defamatory” and “disgusting, gutter politics”, and called the author of the article “a Democratic activist disguised as a journalist”. Walker said on Twitter that he planned to continue posting Tuesday morning.
The candidate, a former professional football star backed by former President Donald Trump, said he supports an abortion ban without exceptions, telling reporters in May that “there are no exceptions in my mind” for the procedure. The position goes further than many of his Republican colleagues, some of whom support exceptions for rape, incest or other circumstances.
Walker faces a close race against the incumbent Democratic senator. Raphael Warnock for a seat that could be crucial in determining whether Democrats maintain their slim majority in the upper house.
If Walker wins his race, it won’t be the first time a Conservative candidate has overcome charges of funding abortions. representing Scott Des Jarlais (R-Tenn.) has served in Congress since 2011, despite reports since 2012 that he paid for his ex-wife’s abortions.