Wisconsin Gov.-elect Evers will ask Scott Walker not to sign power grab bill

MILWAUKEE, WI - NOVEMBER 04: Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers speaks to supporters as he makes a campaign stop at the Coordinated Campaign southside office on November 4, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Tony Evers

As Wisconsin Republicans make a power grab to prevent Democrats elected in November from getting the authority voters wanted them to have, Gov.-elect Tony Evers plans to appeal to outgoing Gov. Scott Walker’s better angels. That would be a problem, since Walker doesn’t have any better angels … but Evers is too smart to count on that, and is looking at options to keep fighting.

“The will of the people has officially been ignored by the Legislature,” Gov. Tony Evers said, adding that the lawmakers’ actions “take us back to Nov. 6,” before the election was finalized.

“Wisconsin should be embarrassed by this,” Evers said.

He said Wednesday that he will talk to Walker as soon as the bills reach his desk and that if he cannot persuade the governor to veto the proposals, he will consider lawsuits and any other option “to make sure that this legislation does not get into practice.”

Wisconsin should be embarrassed, but we are talking about Republicans here, and that means no shame whatsoever. And when we’re talking about Scott Walker? A black hole for shame. He has no morals, no ethics, just the will to take power and use it to destroy working people and lift up the rich. So Evers had better be working on Plans B, C, D, and E, even if talking to Walker first is a good way to draw attention to what’s going on.

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