Democrats are expected to start a recall effort next month against Governor Scott Walker and a new wave of recalls could hit the state Senate as well. Former governor and Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Tommy Thompson says that political instability is harmful to the state.
Thompson says recalls tear the people of the state apart and create a degree of uncertainty that holds back economic development. He says new investors in the state could be scared away if there’s uncertainty in the taxes or which lawmakers will be in office.
The former governor says those behind the efforts are using them to strike back because they didn’t win in the last election. He says they should not be used as a political tool, but reserved as a response for malfeasance in office.
Thompson says organizers are acting like “kids on a playground” and wasting money that could have been used to create new jobs.
AUDIO: Andrew Beckett reports 1:06