Cleveland, OHIO– Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker addressed the Republican National Convention, where he made one thing clear: America deserves better. And because of that, anyone would be better leading our country than Hillary Clinton. He also mentioned that we shouldn’t be afraid to fight for conservative principles. He’s been a target of his state’s entrenched unions and survived a vicious recall effort. He said that other states are offering solutions to the failed big government liberal programs that are draining our economy; the same policies that Clinton would certainly push if she’s elected president.
Walker is known for dropping out of the race in an effort to stop Trump. Now, he’s addressing the Republican convention that officially nominated Trump as their nominee. His "anyone is better than Hillary" line is a call for unity; Speaker Ryan made similar calls once the nominating fight had concluded. The call for unity is key. Walker stressed that now is not the time to sit on the sidelines because your candidate in the primaries lost. We cannot afford to do so at this point, and Walker explicitly noted that a vote for anyone other than Trump only helped Clinton.
He also quipped about the FBI investigation into her private email use, which revealed abysmal practices exhibited by Clinton and her team concerning safeguarding classified information, though the former first lady escaped criminal charges. Nevertheless, it afforded the governor to say that he wouldn’t feel comfortable giving Clinton the password to his iPhone:
Last August, I said that any of the Republicans running would be better than Hillary Clinton. I meant it then, and I mean it now. So let me be clear: a vote for anyone other than Donald Trump in November is a vote for Hillary Clinton.
Make no mistake: we can’t wait four more years and “get ‘em next time.” The consequences are too great. After hearing the FBI Director's recent comments, I wouldn't even give Hillary Clinton the password to my iPhone - let alone access to classified information. This isn't just another Clinton scandal, Hillary's scandal put our national security at risk and that makes her unfit to be President.
It’s time to tell Hillary: enough is enough. No more double standards for the Clintons.
Why? Because America deserves better.
Thankfully, Republicans are offering a better way forward.
It's working right here in Ohio and in Florida, New Mexico, North Carolina and South Carolina. And even in Massachusetts and Maryland.
Republican leadership works. I see it first hand as it's working in Wisconsin.
In 2010, we were tired of high unemployment, budget deficits, stifling taxes, and rising college tuition.
Most of all, we were tired of the big government union bosses running our state and local governments. We had enough. So we did something about it. We took back power from the big government special interests and returned it firmly into the hands of the hard-working taxpayers. In turn, the big government special interests - and their cronies in Washington - helped organize more than 100,000 protestors who occupied our state Capitol. They tried to intimidate us with threats and mobs, but we didn't back down. And we won.
Then, they spent tens of millions of dollars to try and defeat us in a recall election, but we didn't back down. And we won.
Three times they came at us. Three times we won.
We won because our common sense reforms worked. Today, more people are employed in Wisconsin than ever before, our budget is balanced and responsible, taxes are down for working families and seniors; and college tuition is frozen for four years in a row.
You've had enough of Washington’s brokenness, wastefulness, empty promises and arrogance, join us. Help us elect Republicans to office - from the courthouse to the statehouse to the White House.
You have a choice. You decide. You deserve better. Because America deserves better.
Last Note: Yes, he did try—but it didn’t work. Now, it’s time to unite to defeat Clinton.
Hey remember that time Scott Walker dropped out of the presidential race to prevent Trump's nomination?— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) July 21, 2016