MADISON – Rep. Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh), along Assembly Campaigns and Elections Committee Members Mark Spreitzer (D-Beloit), Lisa Subeck (D-Madison), and Jodi Emerson (D-Eau Claire), introduced legislation that would eliminate the office of Special Counsel Mike Gableman and terminate the employment of every individual working there. Following the circulation of the resolution for co-sponsorship, Rep. Hintz released the following statement:
“Since Donald Trump lost, Republican elected officials in Wisconsin have pushed the Big Lie, launched multiple bad faith investigations, and continuously undermined our election officials and our democracy. These are no longer fringe ideas in the GOP. They are now mainstream in the Republican Party. Wisconsinites should know where their legislators stand.
“Today, along with my colleagues who serve on the Assembly Campaigns and Elections Committee, I am circulating for co-sponsorship an Assembly Resolution that would eliminate the Office of Special Counsel. It also affirms the results of the 2020 presidential election and denounces the repeated efforts to throw out the votes of Wisconsin citizens.
“Ensuring elections are free, fair, and secure should not be a partisan issue. I encourage all of my colleagues to add their names, support Wisconsin’s nonpartisan election officials, and affirm the integrity of Wisconsin elections.”