State Sen. Tim Carpenter
Press Release

Governor Walker: What Will Your Message To Gov.-Elect Evers Be?

I call on you to veto any and all bills passed during our lame-duck session that will limit the powers of our newly elected Governor and Attorney General.

By - Dec 6th, 2018 08:49 am

(MADISON) – The recent passing of President George H.W. Bush reminds us of how politics in a democracy should be.

The letter President Bush left for President Bill Clinton, the man he lost to, reminds us that in a democracy, there are winners and losers. When you lose, you wish your successor well and hope they succeed.

I call on you to veto any and all bills passed during our lame-duck session that will limit the powers of our newly elected Governor and Attorney General.

The voters elected them based on what they promised to do. For you to sign legislation that would go against the will of the voters is just plain wrong.

Please also veto legislation that restricts early voting. We want more people involved in our democracy – not less. Another lesson from President Bush: it’s been reported that the last time he was seen in public, it was in November when he left his house to go down to his polling place to early vote in the midterm elections.

Governor Walker, PLEASE do the right thing and leave Governor-elect Evers your best wishes for him, his family and the state of Wisconsin.

Put civility and the wishes of Wisconsin voters first and say no to a GOP Assembly and Senate that refuse to listen to the wishes of the majority in our last election. Governor Walker, what do you want your legacy to be?

More about the Lame Duck Laws

Mentioned in This Press Release

Recent Press Releases by State Sen. Tim Carpenter

Where’s Robin?

"Today at the Senate Committee on Transportation, Veterans and Military Affairs public hearing, Speaker Robin Vos didn’t even bother to testify on his own bill..."

Speaker Robin Vos’ Moral Failure

"Speaker Vos’ disregard for a colleague is frankly embarrassing."

Honoring the Memory of Jeffrey Wischer, William DeGrave, and Jerome Starr

"As you are out and about this weekend, I hope that you will take a moment to reflect on this tragedy and the loss of life that sadly took place during the construction of our iconic Miller Park."

One thought on “Governor Walker: What Will Your Message To Gov.-Elect Evers Be?”

  1. Thomas Martinsen says:

    Well said, Senator Carpenter. Force a public meeting with Governor Walker before he has a chance to sign on to the chicanery in the lame duck bill.

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us