WisDems: Scott Walker remains silent on family separation, declined to answer direct question

Contact: TJ Helmstetter, tjh@wisdems.org

WALKER REFUSES TO REVERSE COURSE ON SENDING WISCONSIN TROOPS TO BORDER

Scott Walker has doubled down on his decision to send Wisconsin National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border, while declining to answer a direct question about the Trump administration’s cruel and inhumane child separation policy. Walker’s silence stands in contrast to his fellow GOP governor, Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, refusing to send his state’s guard troops to the border because of the family separation issue.

Yesterday, the Associated Press reported that approximately two dozen Wisconsin troops are expected to go to the border in the coming weeks. Earlier, Walker said he supported Trump’s “aggressive actions” on immigration.

Some notable Republican leaders including Laura Bush and John McCain have condemned the family separation policy, yet Scott Walker remains silent on it.

Earlier today, a group of moms and children delivered a letter to Walker asking him to address this topic.

“Scott Walker’s silence on family separation speaks volumes. His decision to send Wisconsin’s troops to the US-Mexico border while children are being separated from their parents and put in cages is an endorsement of a cruel and inhumane policy that goes against Wisconsin values.” — TJ Helmstetter, Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesperson for 2018 governor race 

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