Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's plans for his own beer-and-brats "summit" at the governor's mansion on Tuesday, in order to promote reconciliation after the Republican won last week's recall election, is now getting some prominent snubs — from members of both parties, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
State Rep. Steve Nass, one of Walker's fellow Republicans from Whitewater, said he would not show up at Tuesday's event at the governor's mansion because he didn't like recent comments from two prominent Democrats.
“Despite the voters of Wisconsin clearly signaling support for balancing the state budget without tax increases and controlling government expenditures, Democratic leaders continue their offensive comments and threats of legislative chaos," Nass said in a statement Monday. "We encourage our children to stand up to bullies. That’s exactly what must happen in the Legislature."
And on the Democratic side, state Rep. Mark Pocan:
“I refuse to be involved in what appears to be a media stunt — true bipartisanship will only occur through concrete action made by Gov. Walker,” his statement said. “Those actions take real conversation in the state Capitol where we have been rebuffed over and over again.”