Senate

Herschel Walker Pushed Sham “Anti-COVID” Treatment

Just weeks after Georgia Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker (again) refused to say if he’s been vaccinated against COVID, a new report from The Daily Beast highlights that Walker in 2020 promoted a bizarre and mysterious “dry mist” body spray product that will “kill any COVID on your body.”

Of course, as the Washington Post noted this morning, “There is no known mist or spray that can prevent covid-19.” 

It’s not the first time Walker has been in hot water for COVID-related reasons: In October, Walker defended a campaign fundraiser host’s use of a swastika symbol. After backlash, Walker’s campaign eventually canceled the fundraiser, finally conceding that the swastika was, in fact, “very offensive.”

Read the coverage:

The Daily Beast: GOP Hopeful Herschel Walker Pushed Snake Oil Body Spray for COVID

Washington Post: Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker promoted a ‘mist’ that he claimed would ‘kill any covid on your body’

Talking Points Memo: A GOP Sen Hopeful Hyped Some Kind Of Fake Anti-COVID Spray

MSNBC’s MaddowBlog: “Just when it seemed Herschel Walker’s U.S. Senate candidacy in Georgia couldn’t get weirder, The Daily Beast reports that the Republican touted unproven mystery treatments for Covid-19 in 2020, ‘including an allegedly FDA-approved “dry mist” that will ‘kill any COVID on your body.’”

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