AP Rips Into Senate Hopeful Hershel Walker’s Lies

The Associated Press reports:

Walker has made outsize claims about his business record. In repeated media interviews, Walker claimed his company employed hundreds of people, included a chicken processing division in Arkansas and grossed $70 million to $80 million annually in sales. However, when the company applied for a federal Paycheck Protection Program loan last year, it reported just eight employees. (It received about $182,000 in COVID-19 aid.)

In a recent court case, Walker gave far more modest revenue figures, indicating that the company averaged about $1.5 million a year in profit from 2008 to 2017. Meanwhile, Walker’s business associates testified in the same case that he doesn’t own chicken processing plants, as he claims. Instead, they described him as a licensing partner who lends his name to the enterprise — not unlike the kind of deals his friend Donald Trump has used to expand his brand for decades.

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Much of the piece delves into Walker’s history of violence against women and his 2008 book describing his diagnosis with multiple personality disorder. It’s quite a story.

Trump has publicly backed Walker to challenge Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock, but Hershel has not yet announced a run. Walker was a speaker at the 2020 Republican National Convention.