Joe Henderson: Herschel Walker is nothing more than Rick Scott’s useful tool
Rick Scott. Image via AP.

Scott ignores the evidence about claims Walker paid for a girlfriend's abortion and, of course, blames it on a Democrat plot.

By nearly any measure, Herschel Walker is unqualified to serve in the United States Senate. In today’s political climate, though, that hardly makes him unique.

However, that brings us to Florida’s own Rick Scott, who brushed off allegations from The Daily Beast that Walker paid for his girlfriend to have an abortion in 2009. But now that he’s running for the U.S. Senate from Georgia, a key component of Walker’s platform is that abortion is murder and should be completely banned — even if the mother’s life is in jeopardy.

The woman in the Daily Beast report backed up her claims with a signed $700 check from Walker and a receipt from the abortion clinic.

That doesn’t matter though, because Scott, the National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman, went for the old misdirection play to support his guy.

“This is just Textbook 101 for the Democrats,” Scott told radio host Hugh Hewitt. He compared what’s happening with Walker to the unsuccessful attempts by Democrats to keep Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh off the U.S. Supreme Court.

“They know they’re going to lose. Herschel Walker is running a good race. He’s a great candidate. Raphael Warnock is Joe Biden. And you know, it’s just lie, cheat, and smear. That’s what the Democrats do,” Scott argued.

Let’s pause for a moment because there’s something else to consider.

In each of the cases above — Thomas, Kavanaugh and Walker — the allegations of sexual misconduct came from women. Do you ever notice when that happens, Republicans smear the women?

Christine Blasey Ford alleged that Kavanaugh raped her. During her testimony at his confirmation hearing, she wondered aloud “whether I would just be jumping in front of a train” and “would just be personally annihilated.”

That basically happened.

Donald Trump, who has issues regarding sex, mocked her at a campaign rally as the crowd cheered and egged him on.

And now Rick Scott dismisses the signed check, the abortion receipt, and a get-well card from Walker as Democratic drivel.

My guess is that if we could inject Scott with truth serum, he would admit that he believes Walker did what was reported. He doesn’t care though, because Walker would be another useful tool for Senate Republicans to manipulate on policy issues.

Walker has been caught in multiple lies, such as the one where he said Trump never claimed the election was stolen. He claimed he worked in law enforcement and the FBI but did not. The former University of Georgia football star doesn’t appear to grasp any issue more complex than an off-tackle football play.

He promoted a mist he said would kill any COVID-19 virus on a person’s body.

Scott calls this person “a great candidate.”

His son, Christian Walker — a conservative activist — said his father is a fraud.

Family values people? He has four kids, four different women. Wasn’t in the house raising one of them,” Christian Walker said.

“He was out having sex with other women. Do you care about family values? It was silent lie, after lie, after lie.”

That doesn’t matter to Rick Scott though.

Control of the Senate could hang on the outcome of this race, and power is all Scott knows or cares about. If that means attacking the credibility of the woman who brought this to light, well, that’s just collateral damage.

Politics as usual, and it’s Textbook 101.

Joe Henderson

I have a 45-year career in newspapers, including nearly 42 years at The Tampa Tribune. Florida is wacky, wonderful, unpredictable and a national force. It's a treat to have a front-row seat for it all.


  • ScienceBLVR

    October 5, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Gosh, Rick Scott blaming the exposure of Walker’s bad behavior on the Dems is almost as bad as our governor claiming the Regime Media wanted Ian to hit Tampa Bay..almost as bad, but not quite. Hard to top DeSantis’s relentless pursuit of his own megalomaniacal desires.

  • Tom

    October 5, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Walker wins!
    Warnkck is a corrupt human.
    He has been collecting his ministers salary, and has not reported it to Senate. Violation, dishonest as well. Soiled cloth.
    Walker wins, 50.9%.

    • Pastor Sandell

      October 5, 2022 at 8:08 pm

      Yeah when some crooked Republican does something horrendous it’s always someone else’s fault or a witch hunt or fake news. Republicans have the integrity of a crack dealer. You people are gonna roast in hell..

    • Jay Smif

      October 5, 2022 at 8:13 pm

      Tom, what’s it like living life with a fascist cock in your cultist, conservative mouth-hole at all times?

      I know you’ve gotten used to the daily beatings and brainwashing, but at some point, can’t you face reality, princess?

      You conservatives fairies are absolutely pathetic. Walker can’t spell a five-letter word, but you’ll slob his clown no matter what.

      You’re both physically and mentally weak, trailer park Tom.

      • Tom

        October 5, 2022 at 8:22 pm

        Jay, you decrepit billy bob,
        Sniffer, You are not on my level.
        Walker is a legend in Georgia!
        Unlike the used toilet paper you are sniffer.

        Walker wins 50.9%, Warnock is a corrupt being just like fake Sandell.

        • Pastor Sandell

          October 5, 2022 at 8:57 pm

          I’m a devout man of God you asshole. You better pray for whatever in the hell if wrong with you.. or you gonna roast in screaming hell buddy.

          • Tom

            October 5, 2022 at 9:15 pm

            You pastor sandy, and the fraud pastor warnock who fleeced the same church of Dr King, who gave his life for decency is despicable.
            Shame on warnock. Poor people suffer as he lines pockets with unreported monies. Scurrilous.

          • Pastor Sandell

            October 5, 2022 at 9:34 pm

            How dare wicked bastard. Most of you dumped Jesus for that New York billionaire crook Donald Trump. Every single one of you are gonna rot in the flaming abyss. You people are gonna pay buddy it’s coming.

          • Tom

            October 5, 2022 at 9:54 pm

            Bastard non pastor blow hard!
            Sleaze bag!

          • Tom

            October 5, 2022 at 10:07 pm

            You are devout banging Joey and Elliot.

            Warnock is a crook!
            Walker wins even with these scurrilous lies! Go scratch.
            Damnation! Falsification!

          • Joe Corsin

            October 5, 2022 at 11:54 pm

            Warnock isn’t a crook you lying sack of dog sht. The stupid people who you cheer for are the crooks. You don’t know your balls from your azzhole buddy 🍩

          • Tom

            October 6, 2022 at 6:49 am

            Joey corsin, defends and protects Warnock, who takes payment from the church. Didn’t report his earnings to the Senate, in violation.

            Walker wins, 50.9%. Done
            Joey corsin, non pastor sandy and jay sniffer are losers like Warnock.

  • Charlie Crist

    October 5, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    👆 Vote for me. I’ll snap this guy’s head off and shove it up his asshole 🍩

    • Tom

      October 6, 2022 at 6:54 am

      You couldn’t snap a bent over bimbo.
      Facts are funny things. Warnock is dishonest. Walker wins!

  • PeterH

    October 6, 2022 at 12:06 am



    As head of the Republican Senate election committee Rick Scott is responsible for vetting candidates who wish to run for Senate offices. Rick Scott knew that Donald Trump blessed a host of celebrity Senate candidates, Governor candidates and House candidates. That should have been an emergency signal to take a hard look at Trump’s selections. Walker is not alone on the Republican Mid-term Clown Bus. Trump candidates had obvious baggage….the day they through their hat in the ring during the primary’s.

    So here we are with Washington Republicans defending Walker. Does Rick Scott even consider that The Daily Beast is waiting in the wings to bring out the accuser? This particular media source is famous for baiting and then like a bolt of lightening providing proof. Does Scott really believe that The Daily Beast doesn’t have multiple sources to prove their statement?

    Republicans are America’s problem!

    Vote all Republicans out of office!

    • Tom

      October 6, 2022 at 7:52 am

      Daily beast is a corrupt, and fraudulent extremist publication.
      No one cares bout these tawdry false stories.

      Walker wins, 50.9%. Warnock is corrupt collecting earnings, not reporting them to Senate.

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