Wisconsin Gov. Walker booed during lighting of Capitol Christmas tree

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during the lighting of the state Christmas Tree in the Capitol Rotunda, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at the Capitol in Madison, Wis. The Senate and Assembly are set to send dozens of changes in state law to Walker's desk Tuesday. Photo: Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during the lighting of the state Christmas Tree in the Capitol Rotunda, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at the Capitol in Madison, Wis. The Senate and Assembly are set to send dozens of changes in state law to Walker's desk Tuesday.

December 04, 2018 07:25 PM

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker was booed by protesters Tuesday as he lit the Christmas tree at the Wisconsin State Capitol, according to WISN, an ABC affiliate in Milwaukee. 

It came as Republican lawmakers prepared to vote on lame-duck session measures to weaken powers of the incoming Democratic governor. Walker supports the measures.

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WISN reported that a high school choir singing Christmas carols was drowned out by protesters outside the Senate chamber. 

Walker later tweeted that he, "can handle the shouts, but leave the kids alone." 

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