Wisconsin Republican Scott Walker, who lost his gubernatorial re-election bid to Democratic candidate Tony Evers last month, just showed how much of a sore loser he actually is.
After learning that Walker had no chance of winning his re-election bid, Wisconsin Republicans plotted to strip Evers of many of his powers as governor and Walker was all in for it. This means that the people of Wisconsin will still have to endure the GOP agenda despite voting for a Democratic governor.
Walker has the power to veto the power-stripping bills to make sure Evers has the chance to govern fairly, but he doesn’t seem to budge.
Walker has not yet said what he’ll do but on Tuesday morning posted a long Facebook rant about the bills and how Evers would not really have his powers stripped.
“The new governor will still have some of the strongest powers of any governor in the nation if these bills become law,” Walker wrote, naming the right to veto legislation as one of those powers.
“None of these things will change regardless of what I do with the bills passed in the state Legislature last week,” he added.
Walker gave four factors for his decision on the bill, including “transparency” and “protecting the taxpayers.”
“Will it continue to put checks and balances in place to ensure that state government is accountable to the hard-working people of Wisconsin?” he wrote. “For example, it makes sense that lawmakers should have some say in how the state might spend a multi-million legal settlement.”