The Democratic Party of Wisconsin said it rented billboards demanding that Republican Governor Scott Walker “get back to work” and do the job he was elected to do. “Scott Walker is on a political trip to Israel where he’s hoping to beef up his foreign policy credentials,” said Party Chair Mike Tate. “It’s really a shame he’s not back at home beefing up on trying to get Wisconsin’s state budget back in order.”
Tate also criticized the likely 2016 presidential candidate for not making use of $345 million from the federal government available to Wisconsin to strengthen BadgerCare. He suggested Republicans in the state could take the lead while the governor is out of the country, saying they don’t need to “march lockstep with his agenda,” saying they will apparently “let Rome burn while he’s off running for president.”
Walker is on a five-day “educational trip” in Israel.
Walker’s trip is being paid for by the Republican Jewish Coalition and Walker’s national political group, Our American Revival. A Walker spokeswoman says the governor is always in contact with his staff no matter where he goes.
Tate said the billboards are in the Milwaukee and Green Bay area.