Walker Has No Plans to Join Trump’s Cabinet

Governor Scott Walker

Speaking to conservative radio host Charlie Sykes, Gov. Walker ruled out taking a position in President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet. Walker said Trump should look to the example set by GOP governors like himself and by U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). “He wants to get things done – the best way to do that is to let (Ryan) lead the way in the House,” Walker said. After a short-lived presidential campaign, Walker dropped out of the primary race in September 2015 and said he was doing so to give other GOP candidates a better chance to stop Trump. That same week, the governor said he wouldn’t leave Wisconsin to take a cabinet post if Trump or any other Republican won the presidency. Walker’s spokesman Tom Evenson confirmed that he would serve his full second term, which ends in January 2019.

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Senator Tammy Baldwin

Baldwin voted in support of the Gold Star Families Voices Act (H.R.4511). The legislation will allow the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project to collect video and audio recordings of biographical histories from the immediate family members of service men and women who became missing in action or who died as a result of their wartime service. Currently, only living veterans are able to contribute to the Veterans Oral History Project, which excludes all the tales and narratives of our fallen soldiers. “As we reflect on Veterans Day, it is important to remember that we have a shared responsibility to support veterans and their families every day,” Senator Baldwin said. “The Gold Star Family Voices Act will help ensure that the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice are remembered and that their service is honored. Their stories of sacrifice can be an inspiration to all of us, to do our part to serve those who have served.”

Source: Baldwin press release

Senator Ron Johnson

GOP Sen. Ron Johnson won an unexpected victory over former Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold in the Wisconsin Senate race. Johnson’s campaign manager, Betsy Ankney, credits Trump with helping Johnson pull out a victory — and Johnson with helping Trump. Kevin Robillard, of Campaign Pro, wrote, “The presidential candidate appears to have caused a turnout spike in the rural counties, while Johnson helped convince Republican suburbanites who weren’t in love with their party’s presidential nominee to show up and pull the lever for both men. The outcome: Johnson upset Democrat Russ Feingold, surprising virtually everyone but his own team, and Trump triumphed over Clinton. ‘We turned our people out to vote — and they voted for Ron Johnson and Trump,’ Ankney said.”

Source: Politico

President Barack Obama

The President called on Americans to support President-elect Donald Trump, saying the Obama White House was “rooting for his success in leading and unifying the country.” “One thing you realize in this job is that the presidency — or the vice presidency — is bigger than all of us,” Obama said, standing beside Vice President Joe Biden in his first public remarks since Trump won an astounding victory in one of the most divisive campaigns in memory. “Everybody is sad when their side loses an election. But we have to remember that we are all on the same team,” Obama said. “This is an intramural scrimmage. We’re Americans first. We’re patriots first.” Obama campaigned hard for his former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, in the last week of the campaign. He said Wednesday that he remained proud of her and her campaign. “Her candidacy and nomination was historic, and sent a message to our daughters all over the country that they can succeed and achieve at the highest levels.”

Source: USA Today


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