Herschel Walker has admitted repeatedly that he has a habit of acting recklessly and dangerously. His ex-wife claims that he once held a loaded gun to his head while playing Russian roulette with a loaded gun and had vivid murder fantasies.
Walker claims he is unable to recall the awful event, but he maintains that other troubling behaviors and violent impulses were brought on by dissociative identity disorder (DID), which makes it possible for a person to have several independent personas. (Many mental health professionals dispute the validity of this illness.) Walker also claims that he has been healed. Walker basically answers, “It was my other personalities, and they no longer have control over me,” when asked about the violence in his past.
Walker’s medical records, which presumably would support the initial diagnosis and outline the care he received, have not been made public. They would also reveal his current state of health. Despite Walker’s assertion that he has been “healed,” may he still be suffering from DID? Walker is lying by not disclosing any information on his alleged DID diagnosis or alleged recovery.
Georgia voters have a right to know whether the candidate they are voting for is still dealing with what was originally known as Multiple Identity Disorder (think Sybil) and may occasionally be under the influence of one or more alternate personalities.
Walker once agreed that political candidates—at least those seeking the presidency—should provide evidence of their readiness to serve in both a physical and mental capacity.
In September 2020, almost a year before announcing his candidacy for the Senate, Walker addressed the right-wing talking point that Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate for president, was not psychologically fit to hold the office. Walker suggested that Biden and Trump take tests to evaluate their physical and mental well-being. Walker, a former football star, stated in a tweet.
“I was also thinking then when I played how they used to—we had to take physical and mental tests to make sure that we can take the grueling tasks that we had to do. And now, since everyone is questioning Vice President Biden, I think that”ll be fair to both candidates if before they debate. I think both candidates need to take a physical and mental test to see if they’re up to the task of being president of the United States ’cause this is a grueling, tough position. You know, I’m not saying I’ve ever been president, but I can tell you it’s tough, mentally and physically. So I think it’s only fair that both candidates take a physical and mental test to see if they’re able to do the job they;’e gonna be required to do,” Walker added.
Walker’s justification is undoubtedly relevant to his own situation, even though the requirements for a president may differ from those for a senator. He has said that he had suffered from a mental illness that caused him to act dangerously and have violent ideas, which could have affected how well he performed in his official capacity. What may occur if he were chosen as a senator and his eccentric and aggressive tendencies returned?