MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) was the target of some unexpected derision at a ceremony to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the State Capitol.
The widow of Father James Groppi, a leading figure in the Milwaukee civil rights movement of the 1960s, criticized many of Gov. Walker's policies in accepting an award on her late husband's behalf.
Without directly referencing Gov. Walker by name, Dr. Margaret Rozga said that anyone who stands in favor of curtailing the collective bargaining rights of workers or suppressing people's right to vote, "doesn't stand with us."
Dr. Rozga was making a thinly veiled reference to Wisconsin Act 10 and the Photo ID law, both championed by Gov. Walker.
Dr. Rozga's statements received loud cheers and applause from the audience, while Gov. Walker sat stoically just a few feet behind her.
The Governor spoke later in the ceremony to proclaim it Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Wisconsin.
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