MADISON — Gov.
Scott Walker says he "respectfully disagrees" with
fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner who criticized the
lowering of American flags to half-staff in honor of Nelson
made his comments Friday at a public speech in Brookfield. He said
that flags should only be lowered to honor Americans, not foreign
Obama ordered flags to be flown at half-staff until Monday to
honor Mandela, the former South African leader who died last week.
suit and ordered all U.S. and Wisconsin flags lowered as well,
calling Mandela an "an inspiring man, who stood as a distinct
symbol of hope in the anti-apartheid movement."
Walker was asked
about Sensenbrenner's comments Wednesday, and said only, "I