Scott Walker: 'I Don't Know' If Obama's a Christian

Lib media goes nuts over Walker's comments

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker found himself in the middle of a firestorm Saturday after saying in separate interviews that he doesn't know if President Obama loves America or if he is a Christian.

The remarks shifted some of the attention of recent days from former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who said Wednesday night that Obama doesn't love America. The Democratic National Committee was quick to jump on Walker, who has risen to the top tier of the Republican field after a strong speech in Iowa last month, calling him "unfit to lead."

"I don't know," Walker, a likely 2016 presidential candidate, told The Washington Post when asked if Obama is a Christian.

“I’ve actually never talked about it or I haven’t read about that,” Walker said.

“I’ve never asked him that,” he added, in response to questions from two Post reporters. “You’ve asked me to make statements about people that I haven’t had a conversation with about that. How [could] I say if I know either of you are a Christian?”

Jocelyn Webster, a spokeswoman for Governor Scott Walker, followed up with the Post after the interview to clarify Walker's remarks.

“Of course the governor thinks the president is a Christian,” she said. “He thinks these kinds of gotcha questions distract from what he’s doing as governor of Wisconsin to make the state better and make life better for people in his state.”