FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2018
Mike Browne, Deputy Director
‘There’s No Excuse for Walker Refusing to Show Leadership, But There is an Explanation’
MADISON, Wis. — The courageous testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford today stands in marked contrast with the behavior of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in regard to Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to a lifetime seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Walker has even refused to call for an independent investigation and a delay or cancellation of a vote on the nominee, as have the Republican Governors of Maryland, Massachusetts and Ohio.
“There is no excuse for Gov. Walker refusing to stand up and show some leadership by calling on his party to find a qualified nominee who has not sexually assaulted anyone for a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court,” said One Wisconsin Now Program Director Analiese Eicher. “But there is an explanation, Gov. Scott Walker is a coward.”
Walker quickly praised Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in a press statement on the evening it was announced. Today he is still refusing to give a straight answer about what should be done weeks after revelations about assaults committed by the nominee.
Previously Walker also refused to denounce Donald Trump for his sickening attack on Dr. Ford, the first woman to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual assault.