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US Senate Candidate Cancels Fundraiser Because of Organizer’s Twitter Profile Photo

The event’s host had a picture of syringes arranged to form a swastika

Georgia Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker canceled a campaign fundraiser in Dallas following backlash over a photo the event’s organizer used on Twitter.

Movie producer Bettina Sofia Viviano-Langlais was set to host the fundraiser at her Dallas-area home on Oct. 16. Her Twitter profile caught media attention earlier this week because she used an image of syringes arranged in the shape of a swastika as her profile photo.

Viviano-Langlais “has a history of controversial media posts,”  wrote The Atlanta Consitution-Journal, the first outlet to cover the photo. The publication noted the producer and her husband “also held a ‘Texas is Now Open’ mask-burning bonfire party at their home in March. Several former Trump campaign staffers were billed as speakers for the night, with the symbolic bonfire at the end.”

The Walker campaign initially said the photo was “clearly an anti-mandatory vaccination graphic [and] Herschel unequivocally opposes anti-semitism and bigotry of all kinds.”

Eventually, the event was canceled altogether.

“Herschel is a strong friend of Israel and the Jewish community and opposes hatred and bigotry of all forms. Despite the fact that the apparent intent behind the graphic was to condemn government vaccine mandates, the symbol used is very offensive and does not reflect the values of Herschel Walker or his campaign,” campaign spokesperson Mallory Blount told The Hill.

Walker is challenging Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.). Warnock is running for his first full term in office after taking over Sen. Johnny Isakson’s term, who resigned in 2019 due to citing health concerns

According to The Hill, “the Georgia Senate race is among the most competitive in the nation, with Republicans viewing it as a top pick-up opportunity and a lynchpin in their strategy to take over the upper chamber, which is currently split 50-50.”

A Georgia native, Walker is a widely recognized figure in the state. He played college football for the University of Georgia and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1999. During his career with the National Football League, he played with the Minnesota Vikings, the Philidelphia Eagles, and the New York Giants before retiring in 1997.

Despite living in Dallas since he left the NFL, Walker registered to vote in Georgia in August of 2021, the same month he announced his candidacy for the Senate.

Former President Donald Trump expressed his support for Walker in a statement, calling him “unstoppable” and “a GREAT person.”

“Run, Herschel, run!” Trump said.

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10 responses to “US Senate Candidate Cancels Fundraiser Because of Organizer’s Twitter Profile Photo”

  1. Rawdog says:

    Like I said. We are the remnant. Freedomistan, not sounding so silly now…

  2. Devilsgun says:

    Every edict that Chancellor Joedolph Bidenler has made its due to the Enfeebling Act supported by effeminate carping Dem “victims” of the J6-Reichstag-911-Hiroshima-Nagasaki-Holocaust-Insurrection-thingie

  3. Devilsgun says:

    Wow, super. More dumb, prissy Right winger wimp pandering and prude coddling for *Rightie* virtue signaling points.

    Letting Gertrude and her gaggle of old “Moral Right” church hens determine the narrative with their incessant cackling is just as pathetic and sympish as letting Karen and her Leftie Wokeherd bitch and call the shots. The hypodermic swastika picture is, in my mind, a proper and effective expression of the current zeitgeist and Herschel’s cancelation of the event over that petty detail looks weak as fuck…

    The churchie Right had better get their fucking shit together and ditch the soft-dick megachurch cuckold act, bring back real fire and brimstone preaching, and man the fuck up before the godless fucking communist totalitarian cunts destroy them. Even Jesus would have spat these lukewarm, spineless softserves out

  4. BeLogical says:

    How would he gotten in trouble?
    People would look at it both ways?
    Swastika of syringes is a meme that means what?
    It’s a meme so it can mean a few things, me personally, I think of Nazi tactics. Show me your papers to presently, show me your vax papers to eat, work, & see entertainment.
    With Covid-19 I have witnessed governments, businesses, and people use coercion and discrimination like it is perfectly acceptable and the meme points to those Nazi like actions being implemented by masks and vaccines.
    But there will be others that look over all that and say, “It’s a swastika, Herschel Walker supports Nazis!”
    That’s what he’s trying to avoid but it’s already happened, will be used against him, and IMO should have gone ahead and had the fundraiser. If brought up in a debate, he’ll be able to say he cancelled the fundraiser but by then the trap is set, he’ll be associated with a swastika and on the flip side, look weak for cancelling a fundraiser by not understanding a meme.

  5. EricClough says:

    “The Enabling Act:” Passed on March 23, 1933, and proclaimed the next day, it became the cornerstone of Adolf Hitler’s dictatorship. The act allowed him to enact laws, including ones that violated the Weimar Constitution, without approval of either parliament or Reich President von Hindenburg. *** Today’s Democrats act as if The Enabling Act is what they “support and defend,” per the oath of every federal government employee and official, rather than “The Constitution of the United States of America.” The Biden administration completely ignores our Constitution, in my opinion. This woman is correct and Walker is showing that he will not be a fighter. Personally, I would rather die fighting than live surrendering.

  6. Cidr1337 says:

    I like Herschel but this backoff makes me think he will just become another member of the swamp.

  7. Viewtifuljoe says:

    Never bend the knee, folks. Stand by your memes. I’m still waiting for the day when the government does start rounding people up and all coverage of it will be label anti-semitic.

  8. Viewtifuljoe says:

    Too true

  9. ChetF says:

    Your right on that one

  10. Feddy_Von_Wigglestein says:

    Using the imagery of a swastika to MOCK others is NOT an endorsement of naziism. But there’s too many stupid people who lack any kind of intellectual nuance

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