Conservative columnist and multiple-time number one New York Times bestselling author Ann Coulter told Breitbart News that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s boldly stated position on immigration when it comes to protecting Americans from illegal and legal immigration is “fantastic” and “amazing.”
“YES! Fantastic, amazing, just what I’ve been waiting for! Romney, of course, said exactly this and also endorsed E-Verify and a fence on the border,” Coulter said when asked to react to Walker’s statements—and all the political establishment from both sides of the aisle and the media attacking him—on Tuesday.
“I’m bitter and cynical, but I don’t know how a candidate can weasel out of having endorsed E-Verify,” Coulter said. “Talking about a secure border – as most of them do – is easy to weasel out of. That’s code for ‘amnesty.’ (How will we know when it’s secure? A: When a board of amnesty-supporters tells us it’s secure! Thanks, Rand.)”
Coulter added that Walker is exposing the “cheap labor hacks” for what they are.
“Glad to hear Walker is smoking out the cheap labor hacks,” she said. “What on Earth are they saying? He gave them no opening! Walker said, quite properly, that we can’t keep doing this to our poor and working class. Are they saying we shouldn’t care about our poor and working class?”
Earlier this week, Walker—during an appearance on Glenn Beck’s radio show—laid out how he plans to stand up for American workers against not just illegal immigration but also any massive increase in legal immigration. Walker also doubled down on Megyn Kelly’s show on Fox News, prompting the entire Institutional Left—ranging from the Huffington Post to MSNBC to Mother Jones magazine—to berate him with, with several in GOP establishment circles including Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and other liberal GOP senators joining. Walker has held firm, earning praise from conservative luminaries like National Review editor Rich Lowry and now Coulter, among others.
Previously, Coulter –in an interview with a Los Angeles Fox affiliate–said she hates the entire 2016 GOP field except for Walker.
“I hate them all except Scott Walker and my only issue with Walker is — and it isn’t a big issue, but I just think people are going to see him onstage, see questions about… trade with China, what are you going to do with Russia and think ‘damn, I wish that were Romney up there,’” Coulter said.
Coulter’s most recent book is Never Trust A Liberal Over 3-Especially A Republican.