Scott Walker Throws Support Behind Donald Trump in Convention Speech

"A vote for anyone other than Donald Trump ... is a vote for Hillary Clinton."

ByABC News
July 20, 2016, 9:45 PM

— -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker threw his support behind Donald Trump in his convention speech tonight.

“Let me be clear, a vote for anyone other than Donald Trump in November is a vote for Hillary Clinton,” the former 2016 candidate said, recalling the promise he made during a Republican debate in Cleveland last August to support the eventual nominee, regardless of who it was.

“Make no mistake, we can't wait four years to get them next time,” he continued. “The consequences are too great.”

The theme of Walker’s speech -- “America deserves better” -- was chanted by convention delegates along with Walker throughout the speech.

At one point, he suggested that the presumptive Democratic nominee belongs in prison.

“The simple truth is liberal Washington insiders created our problems and Hillary Clinton is the ultimate liberal Washington insider,” Walker said. “If she were anymore on the inside, she would be in prison."

He added: "After hearing the FBI director’s report a few weeks ago, heck I listened to that and said, I would not even give Hillary Clinton the password to my iPhone, let alone access to highly classified information."

Though Walker suggested he would support Trump as the presumptive nominee after Texas Sen. Ted Cruz suspended his campaign, he slightly walked back his support earlier this summer.

After Trump accused the California judge overseeing a class action lawsuit against Trump University of bias because of his Hispanic heritage, Walker qualified that Trump was “not yet the nominee.”

“Officially that won't happen until the middle of July and so for me that's kind of the time frame that, in particular, I want to make sure he renounces what he says -- at least in regards to this judge," Walker told ABC affiliate WKOW in early June.

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