Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker did not intend to compare union protesters to ISIS terrorists, a spokesman for the Republican governor said Thursday night.
“Governor Walker believes our fight against ISIS is one of the most important issues our country faces,” Walker spokesman Kirsten Kukowski said in an email. “He was in no way comparing any American citizen to ISIS.”
Earlier Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Walker said of how he would fight ISIS: “If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world.”
By Thursday night, Walker’s team attempted to add context to those comments.
“What the governor was saying was when faced with adversity he chooses strength and leadership,” Kukowski said. “Those are the qualities we need to fix the leadership void this White House has created.”