While speaking at Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this past week, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker assured the crowd that he knows how to handle violent extremists. In a question asked by a member of the crowd at CPAC on how he would handle ISIS, Walker pointed to his track record of dealing with unarmed protesters as giving him ample experience.
“If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world,” Walker said.
Walker said this in reference to legislation he supported in March 2011 that eliminated nearly all collective bargaining rights for government workers in his state, a move which drew protests of nearly 100, 0000 in Madison, WI.
“Governor, isn’t there a big difference between protesters and terrorists,” asked Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday on March 1.
“What I meant was, it was about leadership,” said Walker in response.
Checkout their exchange below.