After President Joe Biden fired famed NFL running back and Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker from a volunteer position on the White House Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition, the former athlete’s son shot back on Twitter.
“Who is Biden going to replace my dad [Herschel Walker], a Heisman trophy winner, Olympian, NFL and MMA star, with on the Presidential council of fitness and sports? Lia Thomas?” mocked Christian Walker, a conservative activist.
Thomas, a biological male who identifies as a woman, has been cheered by the Left for dominating women’s collegiate swimming. Last week, Thomas handily took first over biological female competitors in the NCAA Women’s Swimming Championship 500 yard freestyle.
Christian’s tweet was shared widely and racked up more than 30,000 likes on Twitter.
Who is Biden going to replace my dad @HerschelWalker, a Heisman trophy winner, Olympian, NFL and MMA star, with on the Presidential council of fitness and sports? Lia Thomas?
— Christian Walker (@ChristianWalk1r) March 24, 2022
Walker, who is currently running to be a senator in Georgia, forced Biden to fire him from the voluntary position he took under former President Donald Trump.
“President Biden is so scared about us beating Raphael Warnock that he has asked me to resign from my unpaid position on the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition,” Walker wrote. “I’m not a quitter so you are going to have to fire me.”
The Biden administration apparently fired him on Wednesday, MarketWatch reported, claiming Walker violated a personal “policy” of the president:
A White House official told MarketWatch that it’s against President Biden’s policy for candidates vying for federal office to serve on such boards. So Biden asked Walker and [Dr. Mehmet] Oz to resign or face termination on Wednesday.
President Biden is so scared about us beating Raphael Warnock that he has asked me to resign from my unpaid position on the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition.
I’m not a quitter so you are going to have to fire me.
— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) March 24, 2022
Walker on Thursday evening, though, told Fox News host Laura Ingraham that he has yet to receive anything from the Biden administration about his firing.
“With so much going on in this country, I cannot believe he’s (Biden) going to think that Herschel Walker is going to quit,” Walker told Ingraham. “I’m not going to quit, so I reckon they’re going to fire me, but I haven’t got the letter that they fired me yet.”
Walker went on to criticize the administration for “doubling down” and “not trying to make anything better.”
“They’re going back and blaming everyone else, instead of blaming themselves,” he said. “Right now, we can be energy independent. They don’t even wanna do that. They continue to hurt Georgia, they continue to hurt the American people.”
Biden is trying to put America “second,” Walker argued. “Well, America is not second, and I’m not gonna settle for second,” he told Ingraham. “I’m not gonna settle for second place, this is the greatest country in the world.”