Hours after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker joined the crowded Republican field of presidential contenders, his campaign press secretary told Newsmax Hillary Clinton needs to do her homework before criticizing Walker.
Kirsten Kukowski appeared on Newsmax TV's
"Newsmax Prime" and reacted to Clinton's claim that Walker's policies are bad for American workers.
"Alongside tax reform, it's time to stand up to efforts across our country to undermine worker bargaining power, which has been proven again and again to drive up wages," Clinton said during a Monday speech
in New York City. "Republican governors like Scott Walker have made their names stomping on workers' rights, and practically all the Republican candidates hope to do the same as president. I will fight back against these mean-spirited, misguided attacks."
Kukowski refuted Clinton's claim.
"Well, she's wrong. She needs to study up a little bit on what the governor has done here and what the results have meant for the state because he has turned the state around because of the hard decisions he has made," Kukowski told guest host Joe Pags.
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"[Democrats are] scared of the governor. They know that he has results, they know that he appeals to voters and that's why they're going out there early enough to just try and mislead people."
Kukowski says Walker's fight against unions gave the power back to local groups and away from state or federal control.
"It's taking on the unions like you said but it's what is taking on the unions provided for the state," she says. "It means that it brought power from the state back to local control so that they're able to make their own decisions, whether it be anything from their safety and security in their community with law enforcement to teachers' pay that we're paying based on merit and not because of collective bargaining rights.
"That is his philosophy on government. It is 'let's bring that power back from Washington or from the states and let's give it back to the local governments.' That's a big thing."
Kukowski says another one of Walker's duties as governor is "putting money back in the pockets of Wisconsinites," which he's done by cutting taxes.
Walker has long been expected to join the presidential race, which he did so Monday morning via Twitter.
Walker held a rally Monday afternoon
at the Waukesha Expo Center in Waukesha, Wis. to officially kickstart his campaign.
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