In an interview with Breitbart News, the controversial rightwing pro-Trump conspiracy website, former Governor Scott Walker criticized the announced extension of the Safer at Home order by Governor Tony Evers.
“I get the fear that people have but there’s also a lot of frustration. People don’t know what to believe, what the facts are. It keeps changing all the time,” Walker told Breitbart.
The former governor added that the government may not be the final decision-maker about when the economy will reopen.
“I think this is one of those where the private sector, in many cases, knows better,” Walker told Breitbart, adding if workers and customers don’t feel safe, “it doesn’t matter what date you say you’re going to reopen, it’s not going to happen.”
In 2016 and 2018, the Breitbart website openly supported white nationalist candidate Paul Nehlen’s run for Congress against former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) in Wisconsin’s first congressional district. In 2016, Breitbart criticized Walker for supporting Ryan.
“It’s perhaps indicative of Walker’s priorities that the Wisconsin Governor decided to offer a full-throated endorsement of pro-open borders Ryan in his Congressional primary race before offering a similarly strong endorsement of the Party’s presumptive nominee Donald Trump, who wants to secure the border and enforce U.S. immigration law,” the website commented at the time.
The website also harshly attacked Walker when he ended his presidential campaign in 2015.
“Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker used his sooner-than-expected exit speech to spout the anti-Trump, populist-hating narrative now being pushed by the establishment’s entwined GOP, Democratic, Wall Street, and media wings,” the website commented.