Herschel Walker Urges Americans to Stand up to Governors Over COVID-19 Lockdowns

by Thad Mitchell
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Former NFL and collegiate football great Herschel Walker took to social media on Friday to encourage Americans to stand strong. Walker, who often uses his social media accounts to convey politically fueled thoughts, sat his sight on the COVID-19 pandemic. In a video posted on Twitter, Walker urges people to stand up against political figures who want pandemic lockdowns.

“Together we stand divided we fall,” he captions the post. “What’s good for one is good for all.”

The former All-Pro running back starts off the video by calling out governors and mayors, saying they “break their own rules.”

“I was noticing all these governors and mayors of these great cities are locking you down,” he says. “They are giving you rules and stuff while they break their rules. If they are great leaders, why don’t they lock themselves up? “

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The former Georgia Bulldog running back was outspoken during the lead up to the 2020 presidential election. He often voices support for conservative measures and endorses Donald Trump for president to the dismay of many. In the video, he questions if lockdowns are legal or constitutional.

“They are the who set the rules,” Walker proclaims. “Do they have the right by the constitution to do those things? I think all great citizens need to find that out. If they don’t, then you need to come together — not separately and tell them no we’re not going to do that.”

Walker, who appears to have just finished an intense workout before the video, calls out the hypocrisy of leadership under lockdown.

“Their kids can go to these private schools,” he says. “They can go out to eat at these nice restaurants but they are telling, ‘No you can’t.’ What’s good for one is good for all. I think we got to remember that.”

Walker concludes the one minute and 35 second video by asking viewers what would come of America without a constitution.