Democratic Elections Committee Members: Statement On Interim Report Hearing

MADISON - Today, Democratic members of the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections released the following statement on the reckless assertions made by Mike Gableman in front of the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections:

“Today, conspiracy theorists got exactly what they wanted from the sham investigation overseen by Republican Speaker Robin Vos. For hours, innuendo and wild accusations took center stage in the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections.

“Mike Gableman’s assertion that the Legislature should consider decertifying the 2020 election - which nonpartisan attorneys have determined is illegal - represents a direct attack on our democracy. The only people helped by promoting this reckless legal theory are people like former President Trump, who will stop at nothing to undermine faith in the election he lost.

“Meanwhile, Mike Gableman made clear that he will continue his sham investigation at taxpayer expense, despite not having a written contract extension since 2021 to authorize his activity moving forward. Speaker Vos should take responsibility for this unaccountable behavior and make it clear whether or not Mike Gableman actually works for him, what his new deadline is, and how much more taxpayer money will be wasted on this partisan stunt.

“We must all be clear: Joe Biden won the 2020 Election. Donald Trump lost. It’s far past time for Republicans to move on.”

State Representative Mark Spreitzer (D - Beloit)
State Representative Lisa Subeck (D - Madison)
State Representative Jodi Emerson (D - Eau Claire)