January 13, 2011

GOP Drunk Driver Heads Scott Walker Drunk Driver Protection Push

Jim Steineke Had DUI, Hit-And-Run Convictions


MADISON-At the helm of Scott Walker's efforts to roll back consumer protections for special interests is a convicted drunk driver who wants to limit legal awards to families of those injured or killed by drunk drivers.

Jim Steineke, co-author of the centerpiece legislation for Walker's ongoing special interest session, told a Green Bay newspaper about his 2002 drunk driving arrest, and records show he was convicted in 1991 of hit-and-run driving.

It's just the latest example of Republican hypocrisy in a special legislative session marked by extremism and pandering to special interests-and a total sellout of Wisconsin's working families.

"In Scott Walker World, a drunk driver is writing legislation protecting drunk drivers," Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said Thursday. "This has nothing to do with jobs, and everything to do with Republican hypocrisy."