Former NFL running back Herschel Walker on Monday slammed California over a proposed bill that would give healthcare benefits to some illegal immigrants who live in the state.
Under an agreement between Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democrat lawmakers in the state legislature, low-income adults between the ages of 19 and 25 living in the state illegally would be eligible for California’s Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal.
Walker, a former Pro Bowler who played 12 seasons in the NFL, tweeted his disapproval with the plan.
California officials have estimated the benefits would be available to about 90,000 low-income illegal immigrants at a cost of $98 million per year.
The sports legend has been a long time support of President Trump and his MAGA agenda.