Herschel Walker cancels fundraiser with supporter who had swastika-shaped image in Twitter profile
(CNN) Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker has canceled a fundraiser hosted by a woman whose Twitter account featured a swastika-shaped image used to protest Covid-19 vaccine mandates.
"The previously scheduled event has been called off," said Mallory Blount, a spokeswoman for Walker's campaign.
"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."
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported that Walker would attend an event in Texas this weekend hosted by Bettina Sofia Viviano-Langlais, a film producer.
Her Twitter account included a profile picture of a rendering of a swastika made out of medical needles.
The image has been used by opponents of vaccine mandates.
Viviano-Langlais has since removed the image.
Earlier on Wednesday, a Walker spokeswoman had defended Viviano-Langlais' profile picture as an "anti-mandatory vaccination graphic" in a statement to the AJC.