ISIS fighter and part-time, or perhaps already ex-WI Governor Scott Walker turned a simple question of the day about immigration into an extra-large helping of word salad, and Greg Sargent at The Washington Post notes it didn't go down well:
To hear conservatives tell it, the question of whether Republicans are prepared to use Department of Homeland Security funding to fight President Obama’s executive deportation relief is a test of their resolve to combat Obama’s lawlessness. So you’d think the GOP presidential candidates would have a good answer when pressed on this.
Yet when Byron York posed that question to Scott Walker, he did not have a clear answer at all. First, Walker claimed that Congress “needs to find a way to fund homeland security,” but added that it’s understandable if lawmakers are reluctant to give up their leverage to “to push back on the president’s questionable, if not illegal, actions.”
Asked whether Republicans should stand firm against Obama’s actions, or agree to fund Homeland Security independently of continuing the battle against them, Walker replied:
“I think they have to figure out some way to have the bridge to continue to fund homeland security, but in a way that doesn’t remove their ability to come back sometime in the not too distant future if the court rules or if the administration changes how they do this action in a way that could be upheld in court. They need to have the power of the purse string to offer a counter to that.”
York asks: “What does that mean, exactly?” It’s a good question.Not the first time national media recently balked at what is routine for Walker in Wisconsin.