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Walker: Wisc. GOP Won’t Be ‘Bullied’

In an interview with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren tonight, Gov. Scott Walker emphasized that the thousands of protesters had not cowed Republican state legislators.

“If anything, I think it’s made the Republicans in the assembly and the senate stronger,” said Walker. “They’re not going to be bullied. They’re not going to be intimidated.”

“Democracy doesn’t come by hiding out in another state, avoiding any real debate,” he said, adding that if the Democrat senators came back, they could “take as much time as they want to debate [and] offer as many amendments as they want.”

Asked if Wisconsin police could go to Illinois to bring back the state senators, Walker conceded he didn’t know if that was possible or if Illinois would have to be involved. “I hope it doesn’t get to that. That would be ridiculous.”

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...