Scott Walker Tries To Take Sign From Protester Because He’s A Big Fan Of Free Speech
Scott Walker got on the famous “soap box” surrounded by hay bales at the Iowa State Fair, Monday, and received quite the reception.
Protesters held signs that said:
WARNING DON’T LET SCOTT WALKER DO TO AMERICA WHAT HE DID TO WISCONSIN
Other protesters shouted down the Wisconsin Governor from the crowd, causing Gov. Walker to have to shout over them as they said things like, “FIFTY KIDS TO A CLASSROOM!”
It derailed Walker’s speech enough for him to say, as he wagged his finger:
I stood up to 100,000 protesters. I stood up to Union bosses. And I will stand up to Washington regardless of party.
I will not be intimidated, just like I wasn’t intimidated there or anywhere else.
Addicting Info’s proprietor, Matthew Desmond, was seen in the front row of Walker’s speech holding the warning sign directly in front of Walker as he tried to rally enough supporters to boost his falling poll numbers when one Republican supporter standing next to Desmond forcefully ripped the sign from his hands.
We [he and Aaron Black] were both attacked and had our signs ripped up. I kept pulling out more from my pocket and one guy attempted to climb on a hay bale and dive bomb me. They pushed my friend Khalil White, who has a torn meniscus in his knee, and ripped up his sign. Then they pushed me over, at one point, onto a woman in a wheelchair.
Desmond can be seen being shoved into the woman in the wheelchair in the video below.
While Gov. Walker is third in the polls according to Real Clear Politics, his campaign can’t afford more bruises. With his state’s dismal record in job creation, education funding cuts and his flip-flop on immigration, he trails two-points behind Jeb and a whopping 14-points behind Republican front runner Donald Trump.
Watch video of the exchange, below:
Featured Image via Des Moines Register (Screen Capture)