Gov.-elect Evers” Democrats respond to GOP’s extraordinary session legislation

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MADISON – Today, Governor-elect Tony Evers, Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul, Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling, and Assembly Democratic Leader Gordon Hintz released the following statements in response to Republicans’ sweeping attempts to override the will of the people:

Statement from Governor-elect Tony Evers

“I’ve said all along I’m committed to working across the aisle, but I will not tolerate attempts to violate our constitutional checks and balances and separation of powers by people who are desperate to cling to control. Enough is enough. Republicans have to stop putting politics before people. Wisconsinites demanded a change on November 6th. I stand with the people of Wisconsin, and we will be taking any steps necessary to prevent power-hungry politicians from overriding the will of the people.”

Statement from Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul

“The authors of this bill seem to think that they know better than the voters of Wisconsin. They’re wrong. And that’s not how democracy works. I am calling on the members of the legislature to reject this horrible bill.”

Statement from Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling

“This lame duck session has become a desperate attempt by Republican politicians to rig elections and undermine our constitutional values.”

Statement from Assembly Democratic Leader Gordon Hintz

“History will look back at this moment as a low point for Wisconsin state government. Attempting to cripple the authority of the incoming administration is exactly the type of self-serving politics people rejected in November.

“These bills are an unprecedented abuse of power. Divided government should be a chance for both parties to hit reset. It is sad to see this is how Republicans are choosing to start things off.”

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