NFL icon Herschel Walker wants to know why President Trump was so strongly pressed at the first presidential debate to condemn white supremacist groups while Democratic challenger Joe Biden was not pressed to address Antifa or other violent protest groups.
In a video uploaded to social media, Walker said Biden got away with not having to call out some of his most extreme supporters—some of which have committed arson, theft, harassment, vandalism, and even homicide.
“The Proud Boys, I’ve never heard of,” Walker said. “So I was confused why [debate moderator] Chris Wallace would ask the president about the Proud Boys. ‘Cuz I’ve never seen the Proud Boys break any windows, assault any police officer, kill anyone. Never seen them destroy a business, try to intimidate anyone, destroy a restaurant, but I have seen BLM and Antifa do that.”
Walker also pointed out that Biden’s running mate has advocated for helping the protesters, bailing them out of jail.
“[Wallace] didn’t ask the vice president that question, which is interesting because he said it is an idea. Well, what’s interesting about that idea is his running mate, Senator Harris, created a website to collect money to bail his idea out of jail. Well, it’s interesting, he didn’t ask them about that. Just a question I’d like to know the answer to,” he continued via the Daily Wire.
— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) October 1, 2020
Fox News reports Biden described Antifa as an “idea” at the debate, misquoting FBI Director Christopher Wray.
“Antifa’s an idea, not an organization,” Biden said. “That’s what [Trump’s] FBI director said.”
Wray said Antifa was a “real thing” but “more of an ideology or a movement than an organization.”
“To be clear we do have quite a number of properly predicated domestic terrorism investigations into violent anarchist extremists, any number of whom self-identify with the Antifa movement,” he added.
Fox News adds:
Dave Rubin, host of “The Rubin Report,” also took issue with Biden’s debate comment in an appearance on “Fox & Friends” Thursday.
“An idea doesn’t burn down buildings,” he said. “An idea doesn’t throw Molotov cocktails at people. An idea doesn’t assault people on the street. People do that.”
“If what Joe Biden is trying to say is that they don’t have laminated business cards ready to hand out when they are doing these things, then I suppose he’s correct,” Rubin continued. “But I’ve done many public speaking events, usually about free speech and free markets, capitalism, good stuff, no bigotry, no racism or hatred involved, and Antifa has shown up and violently protested, pulled fire alarms.”