Scott Walker Slams Union Protestors in Iowa: ‘I Will Not Be Intimidated’

Republican presidential candidate, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, speaks during a visit to the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 17, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker ran into union protestors while speaking at the Iowa State Fair on Monday, who booed him as he promised to fight Washington politics.

“I will not be intimidated, and I am not intimidated by you, sir,” Walker told one of the angry protestors, some of whom were wearing cheeseheads. At another, he shouted, “You want someone who is tested? I’m right here!”

“This is what happened in Wisconsin, and we will not back down,” he said.

Walker faced down the Left when he fought to restrict the ability of taxpayer-funded public unions to collectively bargain, among other measures to reduce their power. Despite a top-down effort from the White House to stop him and the leftist mob’s descent upon the state’s capitol building, Walker succeeded, going on to win a tough recall election. But his support in Iowa dropped from 18 percent to 11 after the first GOP primary debate took place.

Walker has used his victory to tout his foreign policy credentials as well.

“For years I’ve been concerned about that threat, not just abroad but here on American soil,” he said at CPAC in response to a question about the terrorist organization, ISIS. “If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world.”

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