Scott Walker: My Enemies Are Tormenting My Family

His kids are hearing it on Facebook, says Wisconsin governor
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 5, 2012 12:09 PM CDT
Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker speaks at a Waukesha County Republican dinner in Pewaukee, Wis., on March 31.   (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

(Newser) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says his political enemies are making it personal. In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Walker says foes are busing to his home, yelling at family members (including his 70-something mother) in the supermarket, and even going after his kids on Facebook. (Politico has a writeup on CBN's video.) As for the recall election he faces in June, Walker accused the unions that helped organize it of "flat out intimidation."

But he says there is an upside: For every critic who gets out of line, "there’s tenfold people that come up to me at a factory or a farm or small business and say, hey governor, me and my family are praying for you,” he said. “That never makes the news.”

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