A prominent business leader from state Sen. Rob Cowles’ district was stunned when the veteran lawmaker explained why he voted in favor of Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial budget-repair plan.
Cowles had contacted the business leader earlier this year to ask for the person’s support in his upcoming recall election.
“He said, ‘I didn’t like this (bill) either. I didn’t like being put in this position. I didn’t like anything about the way it was done,’ ” the business leader quoted Cowles as saying. “ ’But the governor’s office told us if we didn’t give them our support, they would run a tea party candidate against us.’ ”
The heavy hand of Scott Walker told all of the elected republicans exactly how to vote and threatened their jobs. Senator Cowles, in a moment of fearing for his job, decided to vote for the budget despite the fact that he knew it was bad for his district. Senator Cowles, cared more about his job then he did his district and the people who elected him. Not only does this show cowardice that should cost him his election, but it also shows lack of understanding of current events.