DENVER – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Saturday blasted Hillary Clinton for a pattern of ethical lapses, arguing that they showed how "woefully out of touch" the former secretary of state and first lady was with America.
Responding to talk radio host and author Hugh Hewitt during an onstage interview that followed his remarks at the Western Conservative Summit, Walker provided a sneak peak of how he may campaign against Clinton were he the Republican presidential nominee.
He argued that the recent federal government data breach reinforces how vulnerable Clinton left sensitive information when she relied on her own private server as secretary.
"It's probably true today that China and maybe even Russia probably know more about what was on Hillary Clinton's server than do the members of the United States Senate – or the United States Congress, I should say," he said.
He said that even if the information held on her server wasn't classified, it was at a minimum, sensitive.
"This alone would be a serious offense in terms of a political issue," Walker said. "But I think it's part of a larger pattern. When you look at this, when you look at parallel to this, the idea that the Clintons could believe that while one of them was secretary of state, the other could be doing speeches on behalf of foreign governments and being paid millions of dollars for that. I think any high school freshman taking an ethics course could tell you that's a conflict of interest."
He continued, "When you look at this pattern, what it tells me is that the Clintons think there's a different set of rules for them than there is for the rest of America and I think that goes to a large issue that says Hillary Clinton is woefully out of touch with main street America and it's about time we stand up and point it out even if the mainstream media is not going to do it."
Walker offered three reasons as to why, should he run, he would be in the best position to beat Clinton.
First, he said, "If we're going to beat a name from the past, we need a name for the future" – a clear reference to Jeb Bush.
He also cited his anti-Washington message and the fact that unlike Clinton, who has no real accomplishments, he could point to successes in Wisconsin.
Midway through his answer Walker was interrupted by a protester who shouted "Gov. Walker, talk about immigration!" The protester continued to shout, but Walker brushed it off and went on with his answer.
"I'm used to protesters, so this is not uncommon," he remarked. "Probably exported in from Wisconsin."
He said it was nothing, "When you've had 100,000 protesters and death threats in front of your house."