Walker, in his bid to win over the Republican voters who hate this country and it’s people so much, recently declared that he could take on ISIS because he took on workers during his failed recall bid — and, in the process, compared American workers to ISIS.
While speaking at CPAC, Walker, Wisconsin Anti-Labor Thug, said that “If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world.” He was offering it up as his foreign policy experience.
He was later forced to backpedal, but he remained unrepentant:
Let me be perfectly clear, I’m just pointing out the closest thing I have to handling this difficult situation is the 100,000 protesters I had to deal with. You all will misconstrue things the way you see fit. That’s the closest thing I have in terms of handling a difficult situation, not that there’s any parallel between the two
That the two are not anything alike apparently means nothing to him or GOP voters.
Today, President Sanders of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Workers (AFSCME) responded to Walker’s claim in a press release. In the press release, the AFSCME demanded that Walker give an apology to the nation for his comparison, noting that “We’re not going to stand by and let Scott Walker smear hard-working Americans, simply because they exercise their first amendment freedom to disagree with him.”
In regards to terrorism, AFSCME reminded everyone that it wasn’t politicians like Walker who were running into the towers on 9/11 pulling people out:
In the aftermath of September 11, they performed search and rescue operations and helped the devastated city recover. Halloveen Brightly, an AFSCME DC37 police communications specialist, stayed on the line with those who would never make it out of the towers. Patrick Bahnken of DC37 in New York City dug by hand for victims. Leonard Benjamin, a mortuary care technician from DC37, picked up the remains of the deceased at the World Trade Center. And Father Mychal Judge, an AFSCME member, arrived on scene as the towers burned, to provide aid and comfort to the injured, before falling victim himself.
Where was Walker when the towers were falling? Not there, that’s for sure.
Yet, he has the unmitigated gall to compare public service workers — the very people who were there on 9/11 — to terrorists.
The AFSCME release continues:
To compare the 100,000 men and women who stood up in Madison and called Governor Walker out for his attack on workers’ freedom to terrorists is disgusting. That’s the desperate act of a craven, career politician, not a leader whose values are aligned with what this country stands for. In Madison, we marched alongside military veterans, firefighters, police officers, nurses, librarians and teachers. There were senior citizens and children. College students and clergy.
This cannot stand, Governor Walker, and the nation deserves an apology.
You can read the full press release here.