Herschel Walker has 99 problems, and women are some (sorry, Jay-Z; can’t call them “bitches”). A second woman has come forward with a similar claim. Walker, of course, denies the claims, but two women can’t be lying about the same thing. Besides, the first woman showed Walker’s check that he sent inside of a “get well” card. What a guy. The second woman who has accused Walker is not backing down from her claims and recently had an interview with ABC News.
The woman, whom ABC News refers to as “Jane Doe,” alleges that Walker “pressured” her into the abortion. She said that Walker is “not fit for office” because “honesty matters.” Walker is certainly not honest. He’s running for an office for which he is woefully unqualified, and he does not live in the state he wants to represent. He knows he’s unqualified, yet he’s doing it out of some misplaced sense of loyalty to Donald Trump. He’s the perfect “yes man” for the Republican party, but he is far from perfect for the people of Georgia. Many are not being quiet about that either.
An Atlanta pastor named Jamal Bryant recently raked Walker over the coals to encourage people not to vote for him. Bryant said: “In 2022, we don’t need a Walker, we need a runner. We need somebody who’s going to run and tell the truth about January 6. We need someone who’s going to run and push for the cancellation of student loan debt, and we need someone who’s going to run and make the former president respond to a subpoena.” It is clear which side Bryant is on. Bryant made a telling point: Republicans think Black people are stupid, plain and simple. They think if they parade Walker, who certainly looks Black, we will vote for him, but Bryant said it best: “Georgia, I need you to know the slave Negroes y’all are used to don’t live here no more. We can think for ourselves, function for ourselves, and vote for ourselves” Amen to that. We are a diverse group of free-thinking individuals who know a ploy when we see one, Walker a ploy, but he’s not fooling us.
Dr. Rashad Richey is a talk show host in Atlanta who frequently covers political issues and aired Pastor Bryant’s message on his show. Richey discussed how Bryant stood up to so-called Evangelicals, like Paula White, who wanted to paint Donald Trump as the “second coming.” Bryant has one of the fastest growing churches while others struggle and continue to lose membership. Richey asked him about that phenomenon during an interview, and Bryant said that he brings his “frailties and flaws to ministry.” People can relate to and will flock to that; after all, pastors are human. Even so-called believers should know that none of us are perfect, and that God accepts us as we are. While that is good in theory, it cannot apply to everything. We should not and cannot accept Herschel Walker. His “flaws” are lies, and those lies are intended to deceive. Don’t be deceived.
Shirley is a former entertainment writer and has worked in the legal field for over 25 years