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Herschel Walker Blasts ‘Local Leaders that Won’t Step to the Plate to Protect their Citizens’ – ‘This Has Got to Stop’

By Craig Bannister | September 8, 2020 | 11:13am EDT
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Former NFL and college football star Herschel Walker said that, since local leaders are refusing to “step to the plate” and protect their citizens from the riots ravaging the nation, he’s going to do it for them by speaking out.

In a video he posted to Twitter Sunday, Walker denounced the local leaders who are allowing the country’s “beautiful cities” to be destroyed by rioters:

“I watch a lot of these beautiful cities being destroyed by people rioting. And, I see all these local leaders that won’t step to the plate to protect their citizens or their citizens’ businesses.”

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The former college Heisman Trophy winner and 12-year NFL veteran called for making it a federal crime for rioters to come in from out of town to wreak havoc:

“So, I’m going to step to the plate and become a local leader, in the sense that I want to put in a mandate that anyone arrested during a riot and they’re not from that city, they don’t have a residence in that city or in that town, should be arrested and get federal time.

“Because I pay state and federal taxes. So, on my federal taxes, I want them to get federal time for the crime that they’ve committed.”

“This has got to stop,” Walker says, calling on local leaders to take control of their cities:

“So, local leaders, it’s time for you to step to the plate and take control.

“This has got to stop.”

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