Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Did Scott Walker Just Defend Indiana?

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (photo credit: Gage Skidmore via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (photo credit: Gage Skidmore via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)

A friend passed along a statement from Walker’s official organization, Our American Revival:

Like you we’ve been following the fight for religious liberty in Indiana closely. Here’s a statement from Gov. Walker’s spokesperson on the issue: 

AshLee Strong, press secretary for Walker’s Our American Revival:  ‘As a matter of principle, Governor Walker believes in broad religious freedom and the right for Americans to exercise their religion and act on their conscience.’

This is the sort of response that really begs the question. I think, after issuing a statement like this, the candidate himself has certain obligations to clarify: Is this his personal response to the attacks on Indiana and Mike Pence? Or is he just issuing another vague general principle?

I hope this represents courage in defense of freedom on Gov. Walker’s part. But especially after releasing this kind of ambiguous, mealy statement, he has an obligation to clarify: Does he stand with Indianans or with Hillary Clinton on Indiana?

Maggie Gallagher is the editor of ThePulse2016.com.


Maggie Gallagher

Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at the American Principles Project.

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