In an amazing pre-election misstep, GOP AG candidate Brad Schimel has decided outright pay-to-play money is now the normal way of doing government business. That’s not good news for those less fortunate voters short on disposable “free speech” cash.
He really said that:
jsonline-Dan Bice: Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel has brushed aside a request to investigate state Rep. Joel Kleefisch for introducing a bill that could have cut the child support paid by a major Republican donor.
"Why can't a legislator press for legislation that benefits a person who has contributed to their campaign?" Schimel asked in an email to the liberal group One Wisconsin Now. "Isn't that the essence of representative government?"
This all stems from a hideous attempt by a cheap millionaire to cap calculations for child support on the first $150,000. And Kleefisch's reaction to the public outrage was quite revealing:
Kleefisch spiked the bill shortly after the news stories ran in January.
Scot Ross, head of One Wisconsin Now, criticized Schimel's comments in the email. "Brad Schimel has come right out and said it," Ross said. "He has no problem with economic elites buying influence and politicians selling it in the state of Wisconsin."
This final word from Kleefisch should end any speculation of wrong doing. This piece of work will actually bring his mean spirited law back:
Kleefisch said Wednesday there was nothing to investigate. "Sometimes the constituents' advice or research lends itself to drafting of legislation." Kleefisch said he intends to reintroduce the bill next session.
Good enough for Schimel.