Veterans see cancer bill as `black mark' on Walker

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Governor Scott Walker frequently touts all he has done for Wisconsin's veterans since taking office more than three years ago as he runs for re-election.

But some veterans say Walker's refusal to pardon a decorated Iraqi war veteran and the governor's support for legislation they oppose show he doesn't have their true interests in mind.

Jason Johns is an Iraqi combat veteran, Republican lobbyist for veterans groups and a former deputy secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs under Walker.

He says veterans who previously wouldn't think twice about voting for Walker now aren't so sure, in part because of a law Walker signed affecting lawsuits brought by veterans exposed to asbestos.

Walker defends his record, saying his priority has been putting the needs of Wisconsin's veterans ahead of politics.


The comment sections of our web set are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from the viewers but we are not obligated to post comments we feel inappropriate or violate our guidelines. Here are some of the criteria you should follow when posting comments:

Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. Children and families visit this site. We will delete comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.

We will delete all comments using hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our web site.

Comments should not attack other readers personally.

We will delete comments we deem offensive, in bad taste, or out of bounds. We are not obligated to post comments that are rude or insensitive.

We do not edit user-submitted comments.

As a host WEAU 13 News welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However, we have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason WEAU 13 News reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
WEAU 13 NEWS 1907 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 By Phone: Main Number (715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474. Tip Line (715) 839-WEAU - (715) 839-9328 Sports Line (715) 852-1537
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 259797081 - weau.com/a?a=259797081
Gray Television, Inc.