Olympic athlete, former Heisman Trophy winner, and ex-NFL running back, Herschel Walker, took Joe Biden to task for his remarks that George Floyd’s death was more impactful than that of Martin Luther King, Jr.
As reported by our friends at Fox News, Joe Biden had this to say at a roundtable discussion in Philadelphia:
Even Dr. King’s assassination did not have the worldwide impact that George Floyd’s death did,” Biden said. “It’s just like television changed the Civil Rights movement for the better when they saw Bull Connor and his dogs ripping the clothes off of elderly black women going to church and firehoses ripping the skin off of young kids.”
“What happened to George Floyd — now you got how many people around the country, millions of cell phones,” he added. “It’s changed the way everybody’s looking at this. Look at the millions of people marching around the world.”
Here’s what Walker had to say in response:
And he wasn't the only one outraged:
While George Floyd’s death was an unnecessary tragedy, Dr. King was at the forefront of the Civil Rights movement and gave his life to the cause of African-American’s in this country.
Did Biden forget about the hundreds of thousands who marched on Washington to hear King speak?
Probably. And that was without cell phones.
“I have a dream?” Joe’s just dreamin’.
And this isn’t the first time the famous athlete has taken Biden to task.
As reported by The Daily Wire:
Famed running back Herschel Walker blasted presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Friday over remarks that Biden made that were widely deemed as bigoted.
During an interview on “The Breakfast Club” with co-host Charlamagne Tha God, Biden said, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
Biden’s remarks sparked widespread outrage from across the political spectrum and on multiple news networks, except for CNN, which downplayed Biden’s remarks and gave the racist comments minimal coverage on television.
In fact, ripping Biden turned into a family affair for the Walkers.
Here’s what his son Christian had to say:
I'll leave the last word to Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., a woman intimately familiar with the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement.
From her exclusive interview with The Daily Caller:
“I believe that Mr. Biden continues to speak from his basement, from a reality that is different from what’s happening in the real world,” King told the DCNF over the phone. “Why is it necessary to compare Martin Luther King Jr. And George Floyd?”
“George Floyd was killed unjustly. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed unjustly. My father Reverend Alfred Daniel Williams King was killed unjustly. My grandmother, Alberta Williams King was killed unjustly. I mourn and grieve with the family of George Floyd. I still miss my beloved family members,” King said.
King said she believes that the coronavirus pandemic has been used to “put fear and confusion into the world” and that George Floyd’s death has been used to “bring about anarchy.” The response to the unrest over Floyd’s death, she said she has told her friends, is not violence but love.
“Jesus Christ hung on the cross between two felons, one felon said, ‘remember me’ and Jesus said to him, ‘you will be with me in paradise today,'” she added. “That’s Jubilee. That’s what Jesus was about. That’s what Martin Luther King Jr was about.”
See Biden's remarks here: