Walker Brushes Off Hero’s Welcome At RNC

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) received a huge ovation on Tuesday at the Republican National Convention, both when he spoke on behalf of his state’s delegates in the afternoon and when he took the stage in the evening, but on Wednesday he made it clear that while the adoration is nice, he’s motivated by advancing his policies. 

“It was nice,” Walker told Fox News Channel’s Gretchen Carlson.  “You don’t do it for applause, but it doesn’t hurt along the way. I think the nice thing is, it wasn’t about me or my personality. It was really about the fact we did bold things. I think people appreciated that. It was about the policy.”


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