Katie LaPotin, Red Alert Politics, February 20, 2014
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker further raised suspicions that he plans on running for president in 2016 when he laid a zinger on presumed Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton Wednesday, calling her a “product of Washington” who would serve as a major liability for her party if she runs.
“I think the biggest problem that Secretary of State Clinton has is much bigger than just that, it’s that she is throughout her adult life, she has been a product of Washington, whether she’s been there, worked there, secretary of state, United States senator, not only first lady, but back to her days working on the Hill,” Walker said on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” in response to a question over whether he would be intimidated by the former secretary of state’s political baggage in a prospective 2016 race.
“And I think Americans now more than ever have had it with the whole bunch in Washington, and they want somebody to come in, actually, they want a group of people to come in and completely turn things around and reform things, and put the power back in the hands of the hard-working people of this country. I think for her, her connection, her longevity connected to Washington, more than anything, is going to be a huge liability for her,” he continued.
He also told Hewitt that he has a “hard time pointing to many successes” during Clinton’s time as secretary of state, and that despite becoming “good at flying around and traveling” she had failed to produce “any major victories for this country.”
Walker, who has recently come under fire over a potential campaign finance violation during his 2010 election, has some ground to gain if he is to mount a serious bid for office, having only polled in the single digits in most recent surveys.
Listen to the interview below.