NFL star Herschel Walker joined "Justice with Judge Jeanine" on Fox News Saturday to discuss defunding the police and kneeling for the national anthem, according to the Daily Caller.
Host Jeanine Pirro first asked Walker what his thoughts were on kneeling for the national anthem.
“We [are] the greatest country in the world," Walker told Pirro. "And to take a knee [in] the United States of America? Do we have our problems? Yes, we do. Can we solve them? Yes, we can.”
Walker said that he also wants justice for Breonna Taylor, a Black woman killed in her home during a police raid in June. But, the former NFL running back rhetorically asked what kneeling does for social justice.
“Why don’t people give us solutions rather than doing things against the greatest country in the world, which is the United States of America," Walker also said.
Pirro asked Walker what he would say to people who are afraid to speak out.
“We’re fighting for America," Walker responded. "Do not be afraid to speak out for what is right."
Walker compared defunding the police to building professional sports teams, explaining that if you want to build a better team, you have to invest more in better players. Walker says that in a similar manner if you want a better police force, you need more funding.
“The police [are] the reason we’re the country we are today because of law and order. But in today’s world, they want to forget about law and order.”
“We’re being divided,” Walker added, suggesting that, “We can get together and talk about solving these problems.”
Walker also brought up the "Marxist" Black Lives Matter organization, telling Pirro, “You’re right, Black lives do matter, but the organization stands for something different. But America[n] lives matter, and I think we need to realize that.”
Herschel said playing the Black National Anthem was divisive and suggested there was a double standard if other groups wanted to play the ‘Latino’ or ‘white’ national anthem.