Scott Walker is running for president. He is set to announce his candidacy on Monday and join the Republican clown car that is now an amazingly overcrowded field.
Walker, however, has a lot of conservative support, mainly because of his incredible anti women’s choice and anti-union stances.
Though the Wisconsin Governor has a laundry list of despicable comments and stances on different issues, here are five of his absolute worst moments, moments you should share with anyone who is even thinking about voting for Walker for the position of President.
5. He claimed he is qualified to defeat ISIS because he dealt with union protestors at the State Capital
Yup, Walker, when asked in an interview about his qualifications to command an army and tackle the war on terror, especially against the threat of ISIS, the governor said, “If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the globe.”
4. He wants to make voting even harder in his state
Walker is a big fan of voter ID laws, laws which Republicans love because they make it harder for poor and minority groups to get costly ID’s and then making it impossible to vote. These voter demographics often vote for Democratic candidates so any laws that prevent them from reaching the polls are favored by those like Walker.
He did this on Earth Day last April, mostly because he is just a huge asshole.
2. He tried to make it harder to access the states public records, including his own
He didn’t want voters or journalists to have access to his terrible files. The measure ultimately failed, but Walker even tried to claim he had nothing to do with it, but later admitted he did support the bill.
1. He signed a bill making ultrasounds before an abortion mandatory, calling them “just a cool thing.”
After signing the controversial bill, many questioned the law which forces women seeking abortions to undergo an ultrasound. Walker said in an interview that the mandatory exams are “just a cool thing” for women.
“I’ll give you an example. I’m pro-life, I’ve passed pro-life legislation. We defunded Planned Parenthood, we signed a law that requires an ultrasound. Which, the thing about that, the media tried to make that sound like that was a crazy idea. Most people I talk to, whether they’re pro-life or not, I find people all the time who’ll get out their iPhone and show me a picture of their grandkids’ ultrasound and how excited they are, so that’s a lovely thing. I think about my sons are 19 and 20, you know we still have their first ultrasound picture. It’s just a cool thing out there.”
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