By Mike Tate
That's all Scott Walker had to say when he learned that his former Deputy Chief of Staff and his appointee to a Veteran Service Commission were charged with stealing more than $60,000 intended for wounded veterans and families of military servicemembers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan.
That's all Scott Walker had to say when he heard that his close friend and former operator of ScottWalker.org was investigated for owning child pornography and was charged with felony child enticement.
Disappointed? How about horrified? And how about an apology?
Shockingly, Scott Walker didn't seem horrified and he didn't think it was necessary to apologize to the victims of these despicable crimes. Instead, Scott Walker held a campaign press conference from Washington, D.C., where he shamefully attempted to shield himself from criticism and responsibility.
The reprehensible charges announced on Thursday are part of an ongoing criminal corruption probe into Scott Walker and his associates. As a part of the investigation, the FBI has executed search warrants with battering rams to seize computers and prevent Scott Walker's aides from destroying evidence related to the case. And prosecutors leading the criminal investigation have already convicted a top Scott Walker donor for the largest campaign finance violation in Wisconsin history.
More charges and more convictions are sure to be on the way, but Scott Walker continues to be dishonest with the people of Wisconsin. Instead of coming clean about what he knows or admitting his mistakes, he has been traveling all over the country to grab more unlimited contributions from out-of-state special interests to pay for big shot attorneys in a desperate attempt to shield himself from responsibility.
Wisconsin can't afford Scott Walker's continued mismanagement that has allowed his friends to illegally profit at the expense of those that serve our country and our communities.
Together, we will end the incredible disappointment that has been Scott Walker's first and last full year in office.
We will recall Scott Walker.