MADISON-Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate in response to Tea Party Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's opinion regarding the impending recall of allies Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch.

"While there is no question that Wisconsin's most partisan attorney general has issued an opinion that benefits his Tea Party allies, there also is no question that this will NOT impede the process of recalling and replacing Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch. Republicans can try as they might, but they will not stop the people from being heard."