Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker sounded the alarm for his party after last week's victory by a liberal judge in the state's Supreme Court race.
Speaking to host John Catsimatidis on "The Cats Roundtable" Sunday radio show on AM 970 in New York, Walker said that despite what he touted as the GOP's great successes in improving Wisconsin's economy, "We had a bit of a wake-up call on Tuesday, [because] for the first time in about 20 years in an open seat for the Supreme Court, a liberal judge defeated a conservative judge."
He stressed that the overall concern not only in Wisconsin but across the country is that "we've got to wake up as conservatives… and realize that the left is angry, and their rhetoric is filled with hate for me, for the president, for Republicans. We've got to counter it, not with hatred, but we've got an optimistic story to tell with real results… We've got to get organized and get that message out."
Citing his own bid to win another term as governor, as well as the upcoming midterm elections in general, Walker stressed that Republicans cannot take anything for granted.
Talking about President Donald Trump's controversial implementation of tariffs, Walker said that "I like his approach to try and do more to level the playing field and make sure that trade around the world is fair for American workers," but admitted "there's a lot of concerns about what the ripple effect will be."
He emphasized that regarding trade policy, "There's got to be a careful balance. We can make it work. [Trump has] the right idea in mind, which is protecting the American worker. It just has to be done in a way that does ultimately does just that."
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