DGA Statement on Walker Signing Power Grab Legislation
Today, Democratic Governors Association Communications Director Jared Leopold released the following statement on Scott Walker’s decision to sign legislation restricting the powers of governor-elect Tony Evers:
“By signing this shameful and undemocratic legislation, Governor Scott Walker is cementing his legacy of extreme partisanship and divisiveness. This power grab is an assault on democracy – and it will not stand up to legal scrutiny. This is nothing short of an attempt to overrule the will of the voters of Wisconsin.
“In a democracy, you don’t get to change the rules just because you lost. Governor Walker has refused to come to terms with the simple fact that Wisconsin voted for change in November. We urge governors across the country to stand with us in condemning this affront to democracy and gubernatorial responsibility.”