Candy Crowley to Scott Walker: If GOP Opposes Benefits, Why Would Unemployed ‘Become a Republican?’
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CNN anchor Candy Crowley sat down for a lengthy interview with Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Sunday morning’s State of the Union on CNN. There, she asked Walker about the Republican Party’s opposition to an extension of long-term unemployment benefits without a spending offset and an increase in the federal minimum wage. She asked how the GOP expects to expand its ranks given its opposition to these and other programs that are enjoyed primarily by low-income Americans.
Crowley asked Walker about the GOP’s positions on both minimum wage and unemployment benefits. Taking on the persona of an American who takes advantage of these programs, Crowley asked, “Why would I become a Republican?”
“How do you message that in any way to reach out to those who are disinclined to sign up for the Republican Party?” she asked.
“Because, in the end, what people want is freedom and opportunity,” Walker replied. “You don’t get that through the mighty hand of the government.”