Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to Speak at Republican National Convention

DES MOINES, IA - JANUARY 24: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks to guests at the Iowa Freedom Summit on January 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. The summit is hosting a group of potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates to discuss core conservative principles ahead of the January 2016 Iowa Caucuses. …

Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) has announced that he will be speaking at the Republican National Convention, which runs from July 18 to 21 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

Walker also told WKOW, “a vote for anyone other than presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump is a de facto vote for Hillary Clinton.”

“I think there is a clear contrast. For those who raise concerns like I just did about the judgement of Hillary Clinton in terms of not just those emails, but some of the other issues out there, really there’s only one alternative,” he added.

Walker’s agreeing to speak is seen as a rejection of any attempt to replace Trump as the nominee at the convention.

“Well, I think it’s more just a reality,” said Gov. Walker. “From the delegates I’ve talked to here in Wisconsin, as well as those across the country, as much as there have been legitimate issues raised and concerns – the bottom line is most delegates are headed down the path that I am, which is that it’s a clear contrast. It’s either gonna be Hillary Clinton or it’s gonna be Donald Trump and we have to decide who we want it to be.”

Asked about having scuffled a bit with Trump during the primary, he responded, “I’m a big boy. I can handle (it). I’ve handled plenty of critiques in the past. Typically its been from those politically on the other side of the spectrum, but to me, even folks who have been primary opponents and others have things to say.”


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