FILE - Wisconsin Scott Walker

Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker 

Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says there's a lot of similarities between the current push to impeach President Donald Trump and the push to recall him in 2012. 

Walker was a guest on WKOW TV's "Capital City Sunday." He talked about the drive to impeach the president. Walker said it is looking more and more political by the day. 

"There's a long list of video clips out there of Democrats in Congress who've talked about wanting to impeach this president since the day he was elected," Walker said. 

The former governor said that the longer the impeachment process goes on, the less that people in Wisconsin support it. A Marquette Law School Poll showed the same thing last month. 

Walker then linked the current fervor over impeachment with the fervor over the effort to recall him in 2011 and 2012. 

The former governor said Democrats in Wisconsin went al in on him after he made changes to contract negotiations for teachers. It got to the point where protesters occupied the Capitol in Madison, and some didn't leave for years. 

That, Walker said Sunday, didn't help make the case against him. 

"The left so overreacted that it turned off swing voters. It got to the point where people said 'is this all they care about?'" Walker said. "And I think that you're starting to see the same thing when it comes to impeachment."

Walker won three elections in four years. He did not say on Sunday if he expects Trump to win re-election next year, though Walker has been supportive of the president in the past. 

The former governor's final piece of advice for Democrats is to stop saying "no" to everything. Walker said Democrats could go a long way to winning over voters by simply doing something other than focusing on their hate of the president. 

"If we want to move forward as a nation, as a country, we have to find ways to talk and communicate that isn't just taking shots back and forth," the former governor added.

To that end, Walker suggested that Congress start by passing the new trade deal between the U.S, Canada and Mexico. 

Staff Reporter

An industry veteran with two decades of experience in media, Benjamin Yount reports on Illinois and Wisconsin statewide issues for The Center Square.