Gov. Walker's 'brat summit' receiving positive feedback
WTMJ News Team
Charles Benson reportsPhoto: Video by tmj4.com
MADISON- Tuesday's beer and brat summit was a temporary change of venue for lawmakers as Governor Walker hopes it will lead to moving Wisconsin forward in a more bipartisan way.
Governor Walker tweeted "I had a great time cooking brats. Everyone seemed to have a super time!"
"I expect to see some common ground in economic development areas," said Republican Rep. Dan Knodl after the summit.
Meanwhile Democratic state Senator Bob Jauch saw the event for what it was -- a casual social gathering. "I don't suffer an delusions at all. The governor's has offered us a chance to socially engage with each other."
No one expects a couple hours in the sun with the governor will change the harsh political tones overnight that have been in spotlight for more than a year and half.
But lawmakers leaving the so-called summit hope actions will now speaker louder than words.
"It's a good first step but there's so much more to do. No one should confuse this with a policy summit," said Milwaukee Democratic Rep. Jon Richards.
"Now that the recall are done this a chance for us to find common ground find common ground a recall reform perhaps on jobs that both parties agree are very, very important," said Republican Rep. Scott Suder.