Exhibiting a straight-shooting demeanor that scares the stuffing out of liberals, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker went right to the source when asked about the controversy swirling around Indiana’s religious liberty law — media “hype and hysteria.”
The potential 2016 Republican presidential contender sat down Wednesday with Milwaukee talk show host Charlie Sykes on “Insight 2015,” and was asked if he would sign a similar bill into law, according to The Hill.
“We don’t need to,” Walker replied. “In Wisconsin, we have it in our constitution. That’s the remarkable thing.”
Walker pointed out that President Bill Clinton signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in 1993, and noted that even President Obama voted in favor of similar legislation as an Illinois state senator.
“I just think this is people who are chronically looking for ways to be upset about things instead of really looking at what it is,” the governor said.
“I believe in protecting religious freedoms. It’s inherent in our state’s constitution. Heck, it’s inherent in our U.S. Constitution, and again, in Wisconsin, we’ve done it, and we’re stronger for it.
“For all of the hype, particularly in media, here in Wisconsin we have it in the constitution. It’s even more entrenched than anything that can be in the state statutes and we don’t have the kind of hype and hysteria that the national media is creating on this.”
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