MADISON, Wis. -- Gov. Scott Walker hosted his first Facebook Live chat with the public.
Walker went live at 8:15 a.m. on Friday morning for about a half hour. Facebook users left around 500 comments during the Live Feed.
Before the live feed aired, the Governor’s Facebook page already drew a number of comments from people disparaging the governor. One poster said she wants to ask Walker why he doesn't respect others. Another called him a puppet for the Koch brothers. Another promised to return this morning to read "the ridiculousness" and asked Walker why he would allow so many trolls on the page.
Others have submitted complex questions about government, including queries on how to fix the state's road funding shortfall, why he didn't expand Medicaid and the chances the U.S. Supreme Court might revive an investigation into his recall campaign.
Facebook launched its live video streaming service for public figures in August 2015 and then made it available to the general public in January.
Other politicians who have used the media platform to connect with the public include House Speaker Paul Ryan and the Governor of Illinois.