Elie Mystal, The Nation correspondent and a far-left political commentator, made a remark regarding a black Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker (Ga.). Mystal said that Herschel is “what Republicans want from their Negroes.” Mystal is also black. During his MSNBC interview, he said that Walker is “so clearly unintelligent” and “so clearly doesn’t have independent thoughts” that he is sure to “do what he’s told” if he gets elected.
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“That’s what Republicans like,” Mystal explained. “That’s what Republicans want from their Negroes.” Mystal has targeted Walker on a racial basis before, calling the Constitution “actually trash,” He attacked Walker in an essay, calling him “an insult to Black people,” a “political minstrel show,” and “an animated caricature of a Black person drawn by white conservatives.”
Mystal is hardly the first prominent liberal to criticize minorities for defying Democratic party policy. On the 2020 campaign trail, President Joe Biden remarked that any African American who was undecided about whether to support him or Donald Trump “ain’t black.” Following his opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, which overturned Roe v. Wade, some Democrats launched racist criticisms of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, said the report.
According to a Washington Post-Ipsos poll, the number of black voters who “somewhat” or “strongly” disapprove of Joe Biden is rising.
In other news regarding the Republican candidate for Georgia Senate, Herschel Walker, has admitted that he has two other children that he has not publicly mentioned before. This is the second time this week that Walker has acknowledged having a child with whom he is not in touch.
The Daily Beast reported that the former National Football League player is actually the father of a 13-year-old son, born and raised by a woman in Texas. Walker also acknowledged that he has a daughter who was born when he was attending the University of Georgia from 1980 to 1982.
The Daily Beast released a report that Walker was the father of a 10-year-old child that he was not involved in raising. The report also found that the 13-year-old son has been seen on social media images with Walker at various times.
Walker, 60, has been very public about his 22-year-old son, Christian, who he raised with his ex-wife Cindy DeAngelis Grossman. Grossman has previously accused Walker in court filings of “physically abusive and extremely threatening behavior.”
Walker spoke out against what he once called a “major, major problem” of living in fatherless households in the black community and he has continued to speak out about it as a candidate.
Walker and his campaign have strongly denied that he is hiding his children. In a statement to The Daily Beast, Walker conceded to having “four children” and emphasized that they were not “undisclosed.” Rather, Walker said he was trying to protect his family from political attention.
“I’ve never denied my children, I confirmed this when I was appointed to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition, I just chose not to use them as props to win a political campaign,” declared Walker in his statement. “I can take the heat, that’s politics, but leave my kids alone.”