Herschel Walker’s campaign reportedly fired its political director on Wednesday as the embattled Republican Senate nominee continues to reel from The Daily Beast’s bombshell report that he once paid for a woman’s abortion.
Citing two people close to the campaign, CNN reported Friday that Taylor Crowe was fired on suspicion that he leaked information to members of the media. His fall, two days after The Daily Beast reported it, is a potentially troubling sign for Walker’s campaign as Election Day in the crucial Georgia race is just a month away.
Walker’s campaign didn’t immediately respond to questions raised by The Daily Beast Friday afternoon.
Crowe previously served as political campaign manager for David Perdue, who lost the Republican primary in the Georgia gubernatorial campaign. He took over Walker’s campaign in June, his LinkedIn says.
Under Crowe, Walker’s campaign has drawn controversy after controversy as details about the candidate’s personal life have been released. Those details were first uncovered in a series of stories published by The Daily Beast, which found out that Walker has two children that he’d kept hidden from the public — something he also hid from his own associates.
Prior to these reports, Walker regularly championed family values and exhorted absentee fathers. However, after it was revealed that he himself was an absentee parent, Walker’s thoughts about a close-knit family life appeared full of hypocrisy.
The latest smack against Walker, published this week, revealed that the staunch anti-abortionist, who wants the procedure to be banned altogether, paid for a woman to have an abortion in 2009. Walker denied the report, saying he had no idea who this woman might be.
That was counteracted, however, when The Daily Beast confirmed on Wednesday that the woman Walker allegedly didn’t know is the mother of one of his children.
When asked Thursday about the reports and if he had reached out to any of his children’s mothers, Walker replied, “Why do I have to do this?”
He added: “Because of the article, I’ve had more children. That’s why I didn’t reach anyone because I said no. And that’s what I mean when I said no, I said it’s not right, that’s a lie. And that’s what I mean if that’s a lie,” Walker said.
A replacement for Crowe was not named by Walker’s campaign.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/herschel-walkers-campaign-fires-its-political-director-taylor-crowe-after-the-daily-beasts-abortion-story?source=articles&via=rss Herschel Walker’s campaign fires its political director Taylor Crowe after The Daily Beast’s abortion story