Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) characterized critics of Indiana’s religious liberty law as chronic malcontents stirred up by “hype and hysteria” in the media, according to audio surfaced by Buzzfeed Thursday.
“I just think this is people who are chronically looking for ways to be upset about things instead of really looking at what it is,” Walker said during an interview with Milwaukee-based radio host Charlie Sykes on Wednesday.
“I believe in protecting religious freedoms,” he continued. “It’s inherent in our state’s constitution. Heck, it’s inherent in our U.S. Constitution. And again, in Wisconsin, we’ve done it and we’re stronger for it.”
Walker made the remarks when asked whether he would have approved a religious-freedom bill like the one Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) recently signed into law.
“We don’t need to; in Wisconsin, we have it in the constitution,” Walker responded again.
“It’s even more entrenched than anything that can be in the state statues, and we don’t have the kind of hype and hysteria that the national media is creating on this,” he added.
Listen below via Buzzfeed: