Wisconsin Republicans Are Trying To Strip Power From Newly Elected Democrats (HBO) – Politics Video



MADISON — Republican lawmakers passed a series of bills designed to strip power away from the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general today, in an extraordinary session that started on Tuesday afternoon and didn’t end until after dawn on Wednesday.

The laws included measures that would force the incoming governor, Tony Evers, to seek legislative approval for any changes to the state’s public benefits programs, including Medicaid, and severely curtail the ability of the new attorney general, Josh Kaul, to bring or leave lawsuits on behalf of the state. Evers and Kaul ran on a promise to end the state’s legal fight against the Affordable Care Act.

The laws now go to Republican governor Scott Walker for final approval. Walker didn’t respond to a VICE News request for comment, but he has previously said he would be willing to sign the bills.

The Wisconsin Capitol dome has been home to a furious protests during the eight years under Walker, most notably in 2011, when he sought to end the state’s longstanding practice of collective bargaining for public employees.

The outrage this week was far more muted. But Democratic lawmakers decried the Republican policies as an attempt to change the rules of government in the aftermath of an…

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  1. They will all be voted out for this! The repercussions will be huge!

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  2. Please send all of these traitors to jail!

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  3. Fake news, biased media only shows one side of the coin .

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  4. Democrats are a bunch of hypocrits. We live in a REPUBLIC. THERE SHOULD BE CHECKS AND BALANCES.

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  5. It's called legislative for a reason, moron. That's the most powerful branch. It can only be strip off power if the power was rightfully divided, and it wasn't.

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  6. Not a new tradition… your teachers failed you.

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  7. To be fair, both political parties are corrupt & play dirty politics daily, no surprise here.

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  8. Kinda like what Democrats are doing all over the country to the democratically elected president.

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  9. Give this three days. All will be forgotten.

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  10. They are trying to limit power of the executive branch. Wisconsin is one of the states where for decades the governors have tried to increase their power over the legislature. You can be ciritcal that Republicans didn't do this with their guy in office but this is in fact how democracy works. The system of branches checking the power of other branches is what the founding fathers envisioned. That is out of balance in many states, and even federally.

    Let's not forget that Obama rammed through a ton of stuff by sidestepping congress. That really set a bad precedent. Plenty of Democrat's voiced their displeasure but when it was your guy enough stayed quiet. Now they don't have their guy and they of course are screaming bloody murder.

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  11. Republicans are morally-bankrupt opportunists? Wow, what a surprise!

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  12. And I bet nothing will happen, and they get away with it .

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  13. …. Jesus is returning soon , the antichrist will use an "extraterrestrial" invasion to bring in NWO and abductions will be the cover up for the rapture . This is the end times deception Jesus was warning us about .

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  14. YOU ARE THE BOSS UNTIL YOUR LAST DAY TO REPORT!
    YEARS OF FRAUD BEEN GOING ON! AMERICANS WANT OPEN BORDERS
    AND DISRESPECT FOR THE CONSTITUTION?

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  15. They rigged it again huh!?😂That behavior is despicable!! Republicans don't act like animals!! This is BEAUTIFUL news💕

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  16. Fascists never like democracy.

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  17. Republicans should be lynched for doing this

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  18. I’ve been a Dem my entire life and the 2016 and 2018 has opened my eyes to how low they can really get. They’re disgusting and I’m ashamed that I ever voted that way!

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  19. The corruption is so blatant anymore it's pathetic…and yet the corruption is readily accepted by the Repubs…course the Demos are corrupted as well…without a third party the American middle class is screwed!!!!

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  20. Very bad.Against the spirit of democracy.

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  21. A disturbing development threatening democracy

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