Jim Baugh, Founder PE4Life Foundationthat no longer exists, he told the Times, “Herschel has supported me verbally. I don’t think he gave us any money.” Times cites a webpage from January 2017 that points to the “PE for Life program” as one of the recipients of Walker’s company donations, but Baugh told the outlet the organization closed its doors in 2014.
Aside from his hype about charitable giving, almost more insulting is that he has taken full advantage of his red “minority business” stamp, yet spends his time on the campaign trailing the very federal programs that offer black business owners a fair chance of success.
as it was initially reported by the Magazine-Atlanta Constitution (AJC), Walker’s company, Renaissance Man Food Services (RMFS), has taken full advantage of being “a certified minority-owned food business” and winner of “Marriott’s 2016 Diversity Vendor of the Year” and “International Diversity Award.” Diversity and Inclusion at Marriott” in 2014, for your website. But during a Republican event in Hall County, Georgia, in JulyWalker launched into the usual Republican rhetoric of disparaging the “minority-owned” designation as “affirmative action.”
“They have regulations for everything. … I found out I was black, so my business was minority owned. Like wow, a minority owned business, what does that mean? It means you have to fill out all these forms.” walker said. “I was like, ‘Do I have to fill out forms to be black?'”
The Heisman Trophy winner faces incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock. the hill reports that in a recent poll, 42% of Georgians said they had a favorable opinion of Walker, compared to 48% who said they had an unfavorable opinion.
Since announcing his candidacy, the Trump-backed GOP and Walker has lied about everything from graduating from the University of Georgia, the AJC reportedto hide the fact that he had other children besides his only son Christian, 22, to the mammoth Exaggerations about your business acumen.to the great story about when he founded (or co-founded) the veterans organization patriot support—which he didn’t do. hey even recently tried to deny that former President Donald Trump once said the 2020 election was stolen.
the Times reports that during a 2009 interview with ABILITY magazineWalker proclaimed that “fifteen percent of all my company profits go to charity,” adding, “As a blessed person, I believe it is my responsibility to share the blessing with others.”
the Times’ The investigation turned up crumbs that prove Walker’s donations.
From the Boy Scouts of America to the Special Olympics, time and time again, comments from Times obtained from sources connected to the charities were that the charities did not discuss the donations due to privacy, the donations occurred a long time ago, or there was no record of Walker’s donations.
Especially appalling is this detail of the Times about Walker’s alleged relationship with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. When contacted, the report says: “Officials said they had received gifts from Mr. Walker, but not in the last decade. Group records showed that Mr. Walker had donated $860 in 2005, and Renaissance Man Food Services donated another $1,000 in 2006.”
At the same time, Walker’s company was promoting a fundraiser aimed at obtaining donations for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. “In total, the society said, Mr. Walker helped raise $39,525 in 2005 and 2006.”
“But the group has only been able to find one donation since then that could have come from Mr. Walker’s company: a $25 donation from ‘RMFS’ in 2009,” according to the report. Times.