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Comment Made By Dem. Congresswoman Has Scott Walker Campaign Outraged: 'Inflammatory & Inappropriate

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wisc.) used a lynching reference Monday to describe Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican presidential candidate.


In a conference call, Moore, who is black, said that Walker policies are "tightening the noose, literally, around African Americans" in Milwaukee and Wisconsin.”

Moore made the comment during a conference call that coincided with Walker’s trip to South Carolina, an early primary state, but also known for being the first state to secede from the United States before the Civil War.

A Walker campaign spokesperson told Associated Press reporter Scott Bauer that Moore’s comments were "inflammatory & inappropriate."


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