Just hours after his campaign defended a fundraising event host’s use of swastika iconography, Herschel Walker this afternoon announced that the fundraiser is now canceled.
This morning, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Walker was set to attend a weekend fundraising event in Parker, Texas, hosted by an individual who “has a history of controversial media posts, including what appears to be a rendering of a swastika as her Twitter profile picture.”
In response, Walker’s campaign defended the host’s use of a swastika, arguing that it’s actually “clearly an anti-mandatory vaccination graphic.”
Within a matter of hours — and after facing backlash on social media — Walker’s campaign decided to cancel the event entirely, telling the Journal-Constitution of the very same image they’d defended just several hours earlier: “the symbol used is very offensive.”
Which raises certain questions, such as: Why did Herschel Walker defend swastika iconography that his own campaign admits is “very offensive”?
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Walker cancels fundraiser with supporter who had swastika in her Twitter profile