Last weekend, Walker took a fundraising trip to Pennsylvania to spend time with his super PAC big donor Jim Worthington, who has faced criticism for his role organizing bus rides to the Capitol for Jan. 6’s “Stop the Steal” rally
New this morning, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that Herschel Walker took a weekend fundraising trip to Pennsylvania to campaign with Jim Worthington, who has “drawn criticism for organizing three buses to ferry Trump backers to the ‘stop the steal’ rally outside the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 – the day of the insurrection.”
The fundraising trip highlights questions about whether Walker agrees with the Republican National Committee that the Jan. 6 Capitol attack was “legitimate political discourse.” Walker has repeatedly spread lies about the 2020 election, and he promoted Jan. 6 conspiracy theories in real time as the attack unfolded.
Last week, the Journal-Constitution noted that Worthington also made a $50,000 contribution to Walker’s super PAC — 34N22 — which gave Walker advanced notice of Worthington’s connection to and attendance at the Jan. 6 rally ahead of the Capitol attack.
According to the Journal-Constitution, “Walker’s campaign didn’t comment” on why he nevertheless traveled all the way to Pennsylvania to campaign and fundraise with Worthington.
But it looks like Walker had a great time.