Warren Hits Walker Over His Response On ISIL And Unions

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Saturday criticized Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for his comment at the Conservative Political Action Conference arguing that since he could take on union protesters, he could address the Islamic State.

After his speech at CPAC on Thursday, an audience member asked Walker how he would handle threats like ISIL if he were president.

“I want a commander-in-chief who will do everything in their power to ensure that the threat from radical Islamic terrorists do not wash up on American soil. We will have someone who leads and ultimately will send a message not only that we will protect American soil but do not take this upon freedom-loving people anywhere else in the world,” Walker answered. “We need a leader with that kind of confidence. If I can take on a 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world.”

The Wisconsin governor then tried to explain his answer later on Thursday.

Bloomberg Politics’ Mark Halperin and John Heilemann asked Walker if he really meant to compare unions to the Islamic State.

“Not by a landmine — by a landslide out there difference, a Grand Canyon-sized difference,” Walker told Bloomberg News. “My point was just if I can handle that kind of pressure, that kind of intensity, I think I’m up for the challenge for whatever might come if I choose to run for President.”

H/t The Hill

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