Thursday, December 08, 2011

Why lie? Gov. Scott Walker says recall organizers began effort even before he took office

Because he can't help himself anymore? He's afraid?


PolitiFact Wisconsin | Gov. Scott Walker says recall organizers began effort even before he took office


Our conclusion

In a CNBC interview, Walker traced the current recall drive and organization to November 2010, arguing that recall leaders were gearing up even before he took office.

But the founder of the website is not a recall organizer; he’s a fringe player at best who took no steps to actually organize the petition drive. Even Republican officials can cite no evidence to the contrary.

While his recall-advocacy website was registered back then, the site was dormant until Walker’s controversial bill was introduced. The real "recall organizers’" website, that of United Wisconsin, kicked into operation only after Walker proposed his controversial budget bill in February 2011.

We rate Walker’s statement False.






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