June 29, 2021
Christina Amestoy, 202-774-0915
Wisconsin GOP Leaders Engulfed in Chaotic Battle with Donald Trump
The Wisconsin GOP is engulfed in a feud with Donald Trump over election fraud, and things are quickly turning into a full-scale meltdown. The leader of the party attacked Wisconsin Republican leaders head-on in an incendiary statement, where he accused Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, State Senator Chris Kapenga, and Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu of “working hard to cover up election corruption,” and supposedly not doing enough to shove conspiracy theories down the throats of Wisconsin voters and overturn the results of the election.
Trump blasted members of the GOP, telling Wisconsinites to not “fall for their lies,” and issued a veiled threat that Wisconsin Republicans will be “quickly run out of office” if they don’t pledge their complete allegiance to his conspiracy theories about election fraud.
In response to Trump’s temper tantrum, Vos, Kapenga, and LeMahieu stated, “we are doing everything we possibly can to uncover what occurred in 2020” and sure enough, Vos and his cronies have been pushing Trump’s ‘Big Lie’ about election fraud in full-force. The Republican Party, including with the help of the Wisconsin GOP, has led dozens of lawsuits and partisan investigations into the election. In Wisconsin, GOP leaders have authorized the use of thousands of taxpayer dollars to have retired police officers and a known conspiracy theorist conduct a vigilante-style, closed-door investigation into the 2020 election.
Vos and the rest of the Wisconsin Republican Party also pledged their loyalty to Trump in passing anti-democratic legislation under the guise of “election integrity” that would make it harder for Wisconsinites to vote and specifically targets voters with disabilities. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers is the last line of defense for voting rights and has signaled that he will veto these blatant attacks on the right to vote.
“The Wisconsin GOP is in chaos as they navigate unrelenting threats from Donald Trump to peddle his conspiracies on non-existent voter fraud,” said DGA Senior Communications Advisor Christina Amestoy. “If they let up for even a second, they’ll have the leader of the party and his far-right base to answer to. So far, they’ve approved thousands of taxpayer dollars to follow Trump deep down his rabbit hole; how much further will they be willing to go to satisfy the former president and his insatiable appetite for lies?”