Home Depot is under fire throughout the internet after rumors surfaced that the firm sent huge money to Herschel Walker’s U.S. Senate campaign. The company, however, denied that this happened, but it’s also pointing out where the lines may have been crossed.
One of Home Depot’s representatives specifically stated to TMZ that the claims are not true. “Home Depot’s PAC (political action committee) hasn’t donated to Walker’s or (Raphael) Warnock’s campaigns,” the rep said.
According to reports, the association with the company surfaced as a result of Bernie Marcus, the co-founder of Home Depot, donating money to Walker’s campaign. Marcus left the company more than 20 years ago as the company representative noted, adding, “His views do not represent the company.”
Following news reports claiming that Home Depot contributed more than $1 million to Walker’s campaign, many have been demanding a boycott of the firm online. Home Depot is “working on correcting misinformation online now,” the representative claimed.
The ex-NFL player and Senate candidate has been criticized for his “pro-life” views in light of a woman who has claimed Walker got her pregnant and paid for her to get an abortion in 2009. Soon after he rejected the abortion claim, Walker’s conservative son, Christian, made a video alleging his father of having previously threatened to murder him and his family, among other things.
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