Wisconsin GOP Threatens To Strip State’s Newly Elected Governor Of His Powers

Democratic Governor-Elect Tony Evers (center).Screengrab/NBC News/YouTube

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he is looking for ways to limit the incoming Democratic governor's power.

Republican state lawmakers in Wisconsin are already plotting ways they can take away power from their newly-elected Democratic governor Tony Evers, according the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

> Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) said Wednesday he would discuss whether to look at limiting Evers' power with Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau). FItzgerald is open to the idea, according to an aide.

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> "If there are areas where we could look and say, 'Geez — have we made mistakes where we granted too much power to the executive,' I'd be open to taking a look to say what can we do to change that to try to re-balance it," Vos told reporters.

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> "Maybe we made some mistakes giving too much power to Gov. (Scott) Walker and I'd be open to looking at that to see if there are areas we should change that, but it's far too early to do that before I talk to Scott Fitzgerald."

Britt Cudaback, a spokesman for Evers, told the Journal Sentinel that it’s unfortunate Vos is choosing division over working together.

> "These are the same desperate antics of politicians hell-bent on staying in power after eight years," Cudaback said in a statement. "The people of Wisconsin deserve better from our government, and that’s why they voted for a change yesterday.”

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