As Republican state senators prepare to oust the state’s ethics and elections chiefs, GOP Gov. Scott Walker won’t say if he agrees the pair should go. Three times on Friday, Walker sidestepped questions about whether he thought the Senate should deny the confirmations of ethics director Brian Bell and elections director Michael Haas. “I’ll leave that up to them and focus on our ambitious agenda,” Walker told reporters.
He made similar remarks when pressed on the issue. Senate Republicans say they plan to deny the confirmations of Bell and Haas on Tuesday, even though their bipartisan commissions unanimously support them.
Asked if he supported GOP senators or his own appointees to the commissions on whether Bell and Haas should go, Walker said, “If they support my ambitious agenda, then we’re on the right track.”