December 14, 2018

Scorned WI Politicians Consummate Political Coup That Victimizes Constituents

Washington, D.C. — American Constitution Society President Caroline Fredrickson today issued the following statement about the lame duck legislation that outgoing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed into law:

"The people of Wisconsin are the victims of a state political coup perpetrated by scorned politicians, who lack the courage to gracefully hand over power to the next generation of duly-elected leaders," said ACS President Caroline Fredrickson. "Wisconsin citizens sent a clear message, on election day, that they want a change from GOP rule. But what lawmakers have done subverts that message and undermines their votes.  It is a shameful episode in the state’s history, and one I hope voters will remember in 2020."

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