Madison – Today the Democratic Party of Wisconsin held a press conference to spread a lie about Governor Walker stifling debate. DPW claimed Governor Walker blocked the website www.defendwisconsin.com from internet access at the Capitol.
The Department of Administration blocks all new websites shortly after they are created, until they go through a software approval program that unblocks them. Within 30 minutes of being notified this website was blocked, DOA circumvented the software and immediately made the website accessible.
In response to DPW’s lie, Governor Walker’s spokesman, Cullen Werwie, released the following statement:
Over the last week and a half Governor Walker has repeatedly talked about protestors having every right to have their voice heard. Hours for the State Capitol have been changed to allow protestors extensive access to the statehouse to voice their opinion.
Debate and participation in the democratic process are good for our state. Senate Democrats should try it out.
The Democratic Party should spend less time lying about Governor Walker, and more time trying to get their AWOL State Senators back to Wisconsin. Of course DPW won’t do that because they are using the Senate Democrat’s taxpayer funded vacation to Illinois to fill their campaign coffers.