Pro-Trump football legend Herschel Walker says rioters who cross state lines should face federal charges

FORMER NFL star and Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker suggests a mandate that anyone arrested during a riot should get "federal time" if they are not from that city.

On Monday, Walker tweeted a video saying he is going to "become a local leader" after seeing leaders failing to "step up to the plate" to protect citizens.

"I've watched a lot of these beautiful cities being destroyed by people rioting and I saw all these local leaders that won't step up to the plate and protect their citizens or their citizen's businesses," he said. "So I'm going to step up to the plate and become a local leader in a 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 that town, should be arrested and get federal time."

Walker spoke during August's Republican National Convention and complimented President Trump's work for social justice and the black community.

"I pray every night that God gives him more time," Walker said. "Give him four more years. He has accomplished so much, almost all by himself under constant attack. But there is more work to do."

Walker said that Trump shows how he cares for the black community through his actions.

"And his actions speak louder than any stickers or slogans on a jersey," he added.

In his tweet on Monday, Walker tagged a major news outlets, the President, Rudy Giuliani and Judge Jeanie Pirro.

"Outsiders coming to Riot into other communities should get Federal Time for destroying lives and businesses! #StopTheViolence," he captioned the video.

Violent protests, riots and looting have occurred across the country over the past few months.

Large protests picked up after the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a police officer kneeled on the back of his neck while he was in custody.

Since then, Black Lives Matter protests have been happening for 100 consecutive days in Portland, Oregon.

In June, KGW8 reported that businesses in Portland have lost at least $23million due to rioting and looting.

$4million was from physical damages while the rest was lost revenue.

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