By Walker’s own standard, top administration officials no longer fit to serve
Recent complaints filed in the ongoing John Doe investigation have exposed Brett Davis and Cullen Werwie, two high-level Walker administration staffers, as key players in the growing corruption scandal involving taxpayer-financed political work on behalf of Scott Walker. In response, Walker has denied all wrongdoing, stating:
“Had we been aware of anyone else who violated the…policy [against campaigning on taxpayers’ dime], we would have taken the same action [that we took against Darlene Wink and requested their resignation].”
If that’s true, Walker will immediately demand the resignation of Cullen Werwie and Brett Davis, both of whom currently hold high-level positions in Walker’s administration, and both of whom were involved in taxpayer-financed political work to an extent that makes ignorance of its existence and frequency impossible.
According to the complaints, Defendants Darlene Wink and Kelly Rindfleisch engaged in an enormous amount of political activity with Werwie and Davis while on the County clock. The sheer volume of these communications – Davis (candidate for Lt. Governor) and Werwie (Davis’ campaign manager) communicated with the defendants to the tune of hundreds of emails regarding campaign fundraising activities – makes their knowledge and failure to halt such activities far above and beyond the standard Walker is now stating publicly for resignation.
“These new developments in the growing corruption probe of Scott Walker’s office represent a new level of misconduct that disqualifies at least two of his top-level Administration officials, and – if he had any knowledge – Scott Walker himself,” said We Are Wisconsin executive director Kristen Crowell. “By Scott Walker’s own stated standard, he should immediately demand the resignation of anyone with knowledge of the criminal activities that occurred just feet from his own desk – including two of his top current Administration officials – and offer the public a full account of what Walker knew and when did he know it.”