Scott Walker: My kids were ‘targeted’ on Facebook

By David Edwards
Thursday, April 5, 2012 11:17 EDT
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Scott Walker speaks to the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN)
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Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says that his family has been “targeted” on Facebook and “yelled at” during trips to the grocery story over his efforts to strip public employee unions of their collective bargaining rights.

Walker, who is facing a recall election, recently complained to Christian Broadcast Network’s (CBN) David Brody about the vitriol in his state.

“Well, even more so my personal home where my kids, my parents still live,” the governor explained. “I have thousands of people bussed in to my home in Wauwatosa where I’ve got two high school sons living, and I’ve got parents in their 70s. Last year, my 16 year old and my mother in her 70s were at a grocery store and got yelled at.”

“I’ve had my kids targeted on Facebook; we’ve had all those sorts of things,” he added.

“Now, thankfully for every one of them, there’s ten fold 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.”

It wasn’t clear from the clip released by CBN if Brody followed up by asking exactly how Walker’s son’s were “targeted.”

In a surprising survey released earlier this week, the conservative polling company Rasmussen Reports found that 52 percent of Wisconsin voters would like to see Walker recalled in the June 5 election.

Watch the video below from CBN’s The Brody File, uploaded April 4, 2012.

(H/T: Politico)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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