Scott Walker calls Biden, Warren 'wannabe socialists'

Scott Walker calls Biden, Warren 'wannabe socialists'
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Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) called Democratic presidential candidates Joe BidenJoe BidenSchiff pleads to Senate GOP: 'Right matters. And the truth matters.' Anita Hill to Iowa crowd: 'Statute of limitations' for Biden apology is 'up' Sen. Van Hollen releases documents from GAO investigation MORE and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenHarris weighing Biden endorsement: report Biden, Sanders contend for top place in new national poll Biden leads Democratic primary field nationally: poll MORE "wannabe socialists" in an interview that aired Sunday. 

Speaking with radio host John Catsimatidis on AM 970's "The Answer," Walker implied that Democratic candidates including Biden, Warren and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden, Sanders contend for top place in new national poll Biden leads Democratic primary field nationally: poll Warren calls for Brazil to drop charges against Glenn Greenwald MORE (I-Vt.) would mess up the economy if they're won the presidency. 

"Middle class working America were big winners under this presidency and it's why the last thing you want to do is screw it up and put a socialist like Bernie Sanders or other...wannabe socialists like Elizabeth Warren or Joe Biden in," Walker said. 

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Biden, Warren and Sanders are considered the frontrunners in a crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field. Sanders has described himself as a democratic socialist but the others have not done so.

Warren said in March that it would be "wrong" to call her a socialist

Walker ran unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 and his gubernatorial reelection bid last year.