Some people don’t care who hosts their fundraisers as long as the money keeps rolling in and Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker is just one of those guys. As Walker’s $3.7 million treasure chest grows, he heads to a fundraiser in Parker, Texas this weekend, co-hosted by dubious figure, Bettina Sofia Viviano-Langlais—a film producer, prouder birther, and president and owner of Accelerate Entertainment, which offers a very short slate of very bad movies.
Viviano-Langlais not only produces crap entertainment, but she’s also a vehement right-wing, anti-vaxxer with a very interesting symbol gracing her Twitter profile (which she immediately changed after reporting from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Patricia Murphy), but you can’t fool Twitter. See below.
When AJC asked for a comment regarding the swastika symbol on Walker’s host’s page, his camp responded with: “This is clearly an anti-mandatory vaccination graphic. Herschel unequivocally opposes anti-semitism and bigotry of all kinds.” Okay, and we don’t see the resemblance?
Viviano-Langlais herself defended the symbol on Twitter saying she changed the profile picture because “It’s insane to think that pic was Anti-Semetic [sic]. Desperate actually. It was a pic showing what happens when fascists demand people insert foreign material into their body [sic] they don’t want…”
But who cares about Nazi symbols when attendees to the fundraiser are paying $500 for the reception, and another $5,800 for VIP treatment and a photo with Walker?
In addition to the obvious anti-vaccine theme, the party will likely be anti-mask as well. Viviano-Langlais and her husband Jim recently hosted a “Texas is Now Open” party in partnership with the Dallas Jewish Conservatives, featuring “fantastic conservative speakers, live entertainment, food & drink, and a big communal [mask-burning] bonfire!” Wondering if the Dallas Jewish Conservatives were aware of their host’s Twitter profile pic?
NFL legend and Trump-minion Herschel Walker is currently the front-runner for the GOP nomination in Georgia.
According to public records reviewed by Associated Press, Walker repeatedly threatened ex-wife Cindy Grossman during his divorce. In 2005, Grossman secured a protective order against him, alleging violence and controlling behavior, AP reports.
In an interview with ABC News, Grossman said Walker held a gun to her head, saying, “I’m going to blow your f—ing brains out.” She filed for divorce in 2001, citing “physically abusive and extremely threatening behavior.”
Meanwhile, Walker, obviously not having enough to do with himself, joined the board of Lin Wood’s “Fight Back Foundation” a few months ago. Wood is the attorney who helped raise $2 million for the bail and defense of Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenage vigilante who is charged with fatally shooting two men and injuring another at a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year.
Wood is a devout conservative, 9/11truther and Trump supporter who once tweeted that “President Trump Won reelection by a landslide. Biden cheated.”
Good job Walker. Between aligning yourself with a truther and a birther, you’ve crafted the perfect GOP candidate. Come on Stacy Abrams, let’s get this joker out of here.