Justice Bradley Vetting is Yet Another Failure of Accountability from Walker Administration
“Assembly Democrats stand united against hateful speech, no matter when or where that occurs.”
MADISON – Today Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) issued the following statement on the recent revelation that Justice Rebecca Bradley, whom Gov. Walker thrice-appointed to judicial positions, penned hateful and offensive articles in college:
“Assembly Democrats stand united against hateful speech, no matter when or where that occurs.
“Justice Bradley’s writings are deeply disturbing and I find it troubling that someone would express such hateful views and occupy a seat on our highest court.
“The failure to vet Justice Bradley is yet another example of the lack of accountability in the Walker Administration. You’d think he’d be embarrassed to learn of views Justice Bradley expressed and yet Gov. Walker is again shrugging ownership and saying it is ‘irrelevant’ that his pick for our Supreme Court wrote extremely offensive and horrifying articles.
“There is little doubt that Justice Bradley is deeply entrenched with the Republican leadership. After being appointed three times in three years, Justice Bradley is joined at the hip with Gov. Walker and is even attending events hosted by Republican legislative leaders. I am unaware of any past Supreme Court candidate tethering themselves so closely to one set of political party leaders.”
Press Releases by Peter Barca
"Attorney General Brad Schimel is fighting for his party, not democracy."
"We should not be spending another cent defending unconstitutional legislative maps."
"Between the GOP leadership in the legislature and the governor, this week has delivered a double whammy for Wisconsin workers."
"It’s ironic that the Republicans are seemingly using the same lack of transparency that led to our state having one of the worst cases of gerrymandering in history"
“The GOP has let the taxpayers of Wisconsin down.”
“This is another shameless attack by Republicans on Wisconsin workers.”