In the past, Governor Walker went out of his way to criticize Sec. Hillary Clinton for using a personal email account during the four years she was Secretary of State, even taking his attacks so far to say he wouldn’t give her the password to his own phone. But in the days since the scandal surrounding Donald Trump’s campaign team broke, the governor has been silent about the scandal or his confidence in the Trump administration given the apparent close ties of the Trump family and Russians acting on behalf of the Kremlin.
The Governor’s silence can’t be chalked up to budget negations, as the Joint Finance Committee isn’t set to meet this week or the following week. Furthermore, the Governor has had the time to post milk cartons on social media but won’t comment on the latest developments regarding Russian interference in our national elections.
“Governor Walker‘s silence on the possibility of the President’s campaign team colluding with a hostile foreign government to influence our elections is appalling. I never thought I would see the day when the Governor of our state would allow partisan politics to come before our national security and the integrity of our elections,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning. “It’s clear that Gov. Walker only cares about himself and his political future, but Wisconsin families deserve leaders who will value our national security and safeguard the integrity of our electoral system.”