As 'Hypocrite' Walker Exits, Workers and Women Offer Gruff Farewells

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at a news conference Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, in Madison, Wis., where he announced that he is suspending his Republican presidential campaign. (Photo: AP/Morry Gash)

As 'Hypocrite' Walker Exits, Workers and Women Offer Gruff Farewells

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced Monday he would drop out of the 2016 presidential race

As Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker--known for his anti-worker policies and staunch opposition to women's rights--ended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on Monday, many of the responses to his exit were as short as his candidacy.

"Scott Walker is still a disgrace, just no longer national," said AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka.

And Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America: "Hey Scott Walker, as one of the most anti-choice politicians in the race--not to mention a hypocrite--don't let the door hit you on the way out. Also, we're curious, do the Koch Brothers get a refund?"

In his home state, Walker was greeted by a last-minute action by Overpass Light Brigade, who showed up on a freeway bridge in Milwaukee with a light-up banner reading simply, "DROPOUT."

"[A]s Wisconsinites, we understand the damage that marks Scott Walker's reign," the group wrote on its Facebook page. "The country saw through his deceit and mediocrity. Will Wisconsin residents finally do the same?"

Our work is licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). Feel free to republish and share widely.