Rep. Peter Barca Statement on Attorney General Appeal of Redistricting Decision
"Attorney General Brad Schimel is fighting for his party, not democracy."
MADISON – Today Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) released the following statement on the Attorney General’s office decision to take the redistricting case to the Supreme Court:
“This is an egregious waste of taxpayer dollars. A federal court agreed with the plaintiffs that our state had one of the worst cases of gerrymandering in history, and additionally, it was done behind closed doors. After already spending over $2 million in taxpayer dollars fighting for these unconstitutional maps, the attorney general will continue to pursue this costly and purely partisan fight all the way to the Supreme Court.
“We must put Wisconsin voters and taxpayers first. Democracy means that voters chose their representatives, not the other way around. Attorney General Brad Schimel is fighting for his party, not democracy.”
Press Releases by Peter Barca
"Allowing anyone to carry a loaded, concealed firearm without a background check or safety training has implications almost certainly do not fully understand."
"From Right-to-Work to repealing prevailing wage, the PLA bill is just another in a long line of GOP policies that adversely affect Wisconsin workers..."
"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.”