State Rep. David Bowen
Press Release

Walker offers definition of decency, violates it one day later

Outgoing gov. signals he’ll rig 2020 election, costing taxpayers millions

By - Nov 16th, 2018 11:03 am

MADISON – Gov. Walker wasted little time in violating his own definition of decency on Thursday, telling reporters he is open to rigging an election and limiting the powers of his successor one day after saying it would be “the decent thing to do” to remain silent while Governor-elect Evers transitions into his new role.

“Scott Walker has never missed an opportunity to put the fortunes of himself and his political party above the wellbeing of Wisconsin taxpayers, so it is disappointing yet unsurprising he is seeking to rip taxpayers off to benefit the GOP one last time,” Bowen said.

Walker told reporters Thursday he wants to move the date of the 2020 presidential primary election to benefit his party’s preferred Supreme Court candidate, forcing a third election in less than two months and costing taxpayers millions of dollars. Walker also said he is open to stripping the new governor of some of the same powers he enjoyed as governor.

“Voters took a hard pass on the failed GOP policies of divide and conquer last week, giving 54% of total votes to Democratic Assembly candidates. They decisively rejected Governor Walker and embraced Tony Evers and a return to a state government that works on behalf of Wisconsinites,” said Bowen. “But Republican leaders didn’t skip a beat in doubling down on the self-serving politics that voters rejected.

“Scott Walker acknowledged he knows what decency is. That was a good start. Now he should put it into practice, follow the will of the voters and leave graciously instead of hastily changing laws for partisan gain.”

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