Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker used his remarks at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. on Thursday to suggest that the people who participated in 2011’s Act 10 protests at the Capitol in Madison weren’t all that much different from radical Islamic terrorists.
Walker was asked how he would deal with the Islamic State, were he to be elected president.
“Sometimes people in the media don’t understand that as a governor, I should get a threat assessment from the FBI and from my adjutant-general,” Walker said. “For years I’ve been concerned about that threat not just from abroad but here on American soil.”
Walker – who noted that he has yet to declare that he’s a candidate for president – said he “wants 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.” He said the next president needs to lead, and “send a message” to protect American soil and “freedom loving people anywhere else in the world.”
“We need a leader with that kind of confidence. If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world,” Walker said, drawing applause from the crowd. Walker was well received at the event, and was briefly interrupted by a “run Scott run” chant.