Wisconsin governor lights ‘holiday’ tree; choir sings carols

  • Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers prepares to light the Wisconsin Capitol tree that he calls a “holiday tree” Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 in Madison, Wis. A choir sings songs including “O Christmas Tree” and “O Come All Ye Faithful” during the event. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)

Madison, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers lit the state Capitol’s “holiday tree” while praising scientists as a choir sang Christmas carols Friday in an odd juxtaposition of the two sides of the ongoing debate over the tree’s symbolism.