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    Herschel Walker Cancels Fundraiser At Home Of Producer Who Featured Vaccine-Needle Swastika In Twitter Profile

    campaign of herschel walker, the former football star running for a US Senate seat in Georgia canceled a planned fundraiser with a producer who displayed an image of swastika Created with vaccine needles in his Twitter profile.

    The fundraiser had to take place at the Texas home Betina Sofia Viviano-LanglaisAccording to , a donor and producer who owns Accelerate Entertainment Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

    after journal constitution Published an excerpt on the incident, the profile was changed to an image reading “God Bless Texas”.

    A campaign spokesman initially told the newspaper that the emblem was “apparently a mandatory vaccination graphic.” but the campaign later distanced himself from its use. “Despite the fact that the apparent intent behind the graphic was to denounce the government’s vaccine mandate, the symbol used is very offensive and does not reflect the values ​​of Herschel Walker or his campaign.”

    Viviano-Langlais did not immediately respond to a request for comment. But she posted on Twitter earlier on Wednesday, “I’m the poster and I took it down because the Left needs to silence free speech. It’s crazy to think the picture was anti-Semitic. Really desperate. It was a picture.” which showed what happens when fascists demand that people put foreign material in their bodies that they do not want…”

    Earlier this year, Viviano-Langlais and her husband, Jim Langlais, held an event for the Dallas Jewish Conservatives at their home, which included Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s lifting of Covid restrictions and a mask-lit bonfire Was.

    Walker is among the candidates seeking the GOP nomination to try to oust Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA), who was elected a special runoff election In January. Trump has backed Walker in the race.

    While some activists on the right have defended the use of the swastika to protest the vaccine mandate, Jewish groups have condemned the symbol’s use.

    Dan Gottlieb, a spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia, said in a statement, “Herschel Walker defended a swastika, and canceling a fundraiser will not change the fact that he failed to condemn a hateful, anti-Semitic symbol “

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