More anger from the Left, as they declare “open political season” on Republicans
June 7, 2018
[Madison, WI] — A far-left group is declaring “open political season” on Republican leaders Scott Walker and Leah Vukmir. An image on Citizen Action Wisconsin’s website put an actual target over a picture of Walker and Vukmir – despite the fact that Wisconsin Republicans have repeatedly faced death threats for standing up for what they believe.
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Liberal group, in photo, puts target on Scott Walker, Leah Vukmir
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 6, 2018
Two of the Democrats’ top targets in the fall elections are under a literal bull’s-eye in a photo appearing on a liberal group’s website — a graphic being criticized by some Republicans because of past death threats against Gov. Scott Walker.
In a graphic promoting Citizen Action Wisconsin’s latest episode of their podcast titled “Open Political Season,” Walker and Sen. Leah Vukmir (R-Brookfield) appear to be standing behind a bull’s-eye target.
“We would have thought that extreme liberal organizations would have learned from the overreach and death threats Republicans faced in the past,” Walker campaign spokesman Brian Reisinger said about the graphic.
But Alec Zimmerman, spokesman for the Republican Party of Wisconsin, also drew comparisons to past death threats Walker received during a tumultuous period of 2011, after the governor proposed and ultimately passed Act 10, legislation that all but eliminated collective bargaining abilities for most public employees.
“Liberal groups are always ready to blame violence on conservatives, and it’s outrageous that this far-left group would turn around and do this when Governor Walker and Wisconsin Republicans have repeatedly faced death threats for standing on principle,” he said.
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