Walker cancels campaign fundraiser

Swastika controversy

A fundraiser event scheduled this weekend for former Georgia Bulldog football star and Republican Senate candidate Hershel Walker has been canceled. It was to have been held in the Texas home of a conservative film producer. It was called off because the host was using a rendering of a swastika as her Twitter profile picture.

From WSB TV...

Herschel Walker’s campaign for U.S. Senate is coming under fire after a supporter of his posted an image on Twitter that appeared to depict a swastika.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a Twitter account for a person hosting an event for Walker in Texas had a image of syringes forming a swastika as the profile picture.

A spokesperson with Walker’s campaign tells Channel 2 Action News that the fundraiser has been called off.

A spokesperson for the campaign said the image was not a swastika, telling the AJC, “This is clearly an anti-mandatory vaccination graphic. Herschel unequivocally opposes anti-semitism and bigotry of all kinds.”

A spokeswoman released a second statement to Channel 2 Action News on Wednesday afternoon that reads:

“Herschel is a strong friend of Israel and the Jewish community and opposes hatred and bigotry of all forms. Despite the fact that the apparent intent behind the graphic was to condemn government vaccine mandates, the symbol used is very offensive and does not reflect the values of Herschel Walker or his campaign.”

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.



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