HRC released the following statement in response to Wisconsin Republicans’ vote to strip power from incoming Governor Tony Evers and incoming Attorney General Josh Kaul.
“Elections matter and on November 6, Wisconsin voters came out in record numbers to reject the toxic leadership of Governor Scott Walker and Attorney General Brad Schimel,” said HRC Wisconsin State Director Wendy Strout. “Rather than accept the will of the people, Republican legislators have vindictively jammed through a sweeping set of bills designed to undermine the power and authority of our incoming, democratically-elected leaders. This illegitimate power grab is an affront to our state’s values. Rather than cement his legacy as a partisan hack, we urge Governor Scott Walker to do the right thing and veto this bill.”