According to a new report from The New York Times, Georgia Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker repeatedly lied about being a successful businessman, with an “origin story about his food-services company [that] fits a pattern of exaggerations, half-truths and outright falsehoods that dates back to at least the 1990s.”
Walker has made his entrepreneurial biographical narrative a central part of his pitch to voters, claiming it is one of his “top qualifications for the Senate.” But, in reality, his business record is “a wacky maze of contradictions.”
As highlighted by The Times, Walker has not only lied about when and how he founded his flagship company, Renaissance Man Foods, but even lied about its size — claiming to be a “mini Tyson Foods” that “had about 800 employees,” when records show he only had eight employees.
Walker’s business background isn’t the only story “to collapse under further scrutiny.” Earlier this week, he was caught falsely claiming to have “worked in law enforcement.” And since announcing his candidacy, he’s embellished his academic achievements, promoted dubious health products, and lied about his work with a for-profit program that “preyed upon veterans […] while defrauding the government.”
Read the full New York Times report here.