For Immediate Release

January 13, 2022

 

Waukesha Delegation’s Third Letter to Governor Evers Regarding Removing Milwaukee County DA Chisholm

 

For a third time, I’ve joined with Representative Cindi Duchow (R-Town of Delafield), Representative Adam Neylon (R-Pewaukee), and Representative Scott Allen (R-Waukesha), along with other members of the Waukesha County legislative delegation, to send a letter to Governor Evers to do his job and remove Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm.

Prior letters were sent December 22nd and December 6th.

See the letter below:

 

January 13, 2022


Honorable Governor Evers
115 East State Capitol
Madison, WI 53702

 

Dear Governor Evers,

It is time to do your job. Governing is about making choices. Hiring outside legal counsel to offer an opinion that rests heavily on assumptions, ambiguity and perceived technicalities to avoid making a choice was cowardly. With Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, we need an investigation, not an evasion.

Are you fearful of what a genuine investigation might reveal?

We continue to hear about the damaging effect of DA Chisholm’s lax bail recommendation policies are having on our communities. He continues to neglect his duty, and the consequences are deadly: six dead and more than 60 injured in the Waukesha parade. Fox6 Milwaukee reported that of 117 homicide and attempted homicide cases filed through December 10, 2021, more than 20% of suspects were out on bail for other felonies.

Thus far, you have chosen to protect DA Chisholm to the peril of his constituents and ours. You can have your lawyer do whatever legal gymnastics you want to avoid taking action, but we see right through you. This is nothing more than a shameless attempt to protect a political ally, John Chisholm.

You have the power to conduct an investigation and remove DA Chisholm. You would rather skirt your duty and avoid an investigation than make your real position public - that you clearly support DA Chisholm and the pro-criminal policies that endanger our constituents.

It is time to do your job. It is time to show leadership. We are once again demanding that you investigate and remove DA Chisholm. We await your reply.


Sincerely,

 

Senate President Chris Kapenga

33rd Senate District

 

Representative Adam Neylon

98th Assembly District

 

Representative Cindi Duchow

99th Assembly District

 

Senator Steve Nass

11th Senate District

 

Representative Cody Horlacher

33rd Assembly District

 

Senator Julian Bradley

28th Senate District

 

Representative Chuck Wichgers

83rd Assembly District

 

Representative Mike Kuglitsch

84th Assembly District

 

Senator Alberta Darling

8th Senate District

 

Representative Janel Brandtjen

22nd Assembly District

 

Representative Dan Knodl

24th Assembly District

 

Senator John Jagler

13th Senate District

 

Representative Barb Dittrich

38th Assembly District

 

Representative Joe Sanfelippo

15th Assembly District