Walker Talks CPAC Speech, Obamacare, Party Outreach on Fox News
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) today joined Elizabeth Prann from America's News Headquarters on Fox News to discuss his Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) speech, Republican party outreach, Obamacare replacement, and the 2017 conservative agenda.
You can watch Walker's interview above and read excerpts from the interview below:
On his CPAC speech: “Part of our message is to make sure that we’re our message to new communities. It’s very easy to talk to our base, but our discipline, our calling, is to talk about individual liberty and opportunity with all of our communities.”
On Obamacare replacement: “We want to make sure though, as we move forward that we are not creating a fourth column of long-term entitlements, that is incumbent on the middle class to pay for.”
“We want to make sure we are providing individual options for everyone’s health care and allow them to make the choices instead of federal mandates.”
On expanding the Republican Party and support for conservative policies: “In any other aspect of life – whether it’s ministry, business, or politics – you start with the investments in relationships. You build trust. And sometimes you have to do that before you introduce policy for people to understand that you do have the very concerns at their heart in your best interest. If we start with that, I believe we have a chance to make some more successes.”
On opportunities ahead: “This is our time to lead, but we must deliver for the American people.”