AFT-Wisconsin President Kim Kohlhaas, a teacher in the Superior School District, issued the following statement today in response to Scott Walker's announcement that he is ending his presidential campaign:
"Today marks the end of Scott Walker's illusions that the American people want to buy what he's selling. AFT-Wisconsin members and other working Wisconsinites have been getting the word out about the damage that Walker has done to this state—not only his shameful attacks on union workers, but his crippling cuts to PK-12 and higher education, his attacks on women’s rights and women’s health, his refusal to accept federal funds to expand Medicaid, his ceaseless assault on our environment and natural resources, and his attempt to dismantle Wisconsin's tradition of transparent government. I'm glad to see that Americans have no interest in allowing him to take his agenda to the national stage. Now that Walker's presidential aspirations have ended, my hope is that he will work with legislators from both parties to undo the damage he has inflicted on Wisconsin."