Herschel Walker is applauding Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden for his response to the Louisville violence following the Breonna Taylor indictment decision. The former NFL star took to social media on Thursday afternoon to share his thoughts.
Walker voiced his agreement with Biden’s response, but also criticized Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.
“It’s great that @JoeBiden denounced the violence, but his running mate was advocating to bail rioters out. @KamalaHarris do you still plan on doing that? If not, what do you think of people who are?” Herschel Walker tweeted.
Breonna Taylor, 26, died earlier this year in the midst of a police raid on March 13. She was shot six times by the officers who entered her home during a narcotics investigation.
On Wednesday, a Jefferson County grand jury announced the decision to indict former Louisville police officer Brett Hankinson. The jury indicted him on three counts of wanton endangerment. If convicted, Hankinson then faces five years behind bars, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron says, Fox News reports.
The other two officers involved in the March 2020 police raid avoided charges. None of the three officers faced charges in Taylor’s death.
Joe Biden’s Comments on the Louisville Police Officers Shot
Later on Wednesday, reports surfaced that two Louisville police officers were shot during the civil unrest in the city. Thereafter, Joe Biden responded to the situation denouncing the violence.
“Even amidst the profound grief & anger today’s decision generated, violence is never & can never be the answer,” he wrote. “Those who engage in it must be held accountable. Jill & I are keeping the officers shot tonight in Louisville in our prayers. We wish them both a swift & full recovery.”
Furthermore, Kamala Harris took to Twitter to express her thoughts on the indictment. She wishes the police officers shot a “swift and speedy recovery.”
Moreover, she urges Americans to express “grief, anger, and demands in ways that reflect the world we wish to see.”
In addition to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, President Trump also tweeted about the police officers shot during the unrest.
[H/T Fox News]