Scott Walker firmly believes that his experience dealing with union protesters in Wisconsin prepares him to handle foreign policy if he were to get to the White House.
On the Hugh Hewitt radio show Wednesday, the Wisconsin governor and probable presidential candidate expounded on his controversial comments last month comparing his experience with union protesters to how he'd face the terrorist group the Islamic State. "If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world," he said at CPAC, referring to the ultimately unsuccessful union-led effort to recall him in 2012.
"It's about leadership," Walker told Hewitt Wednesday. "The closest thing that I can compare to the type of pressure the next president's going to be under is what I went through four years ago with not just the protest, but the death threats, with the intimidation, with all the interruptions, with the recall, and all the things that happened. And we didn't back down."
He continued: "We won without caving not just when it came to the ballot box. We won without caving when it came to policy. And I think that's what Americans want, whether it's taking on radical Islamic terrorism, or whether it's taking on the size and scope of the federal government, or whether it's pushing to put the power back in the hands of the hardworking taxpayers."