Baldwin, Johnson Urge People Not to Exploit Waukesha Tragedy
Rare joint press release asks outside groups not to politicize situation.
In a rare joint effort, Sens. Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson issued a press release Saturday calling on outside groups not to “exploit the tragedy … in Waukesha for their own political purposes.”
“We have full confidence in the local officials who responded with extraordinary professionalism, competence, integrity and compassion,” the senators added. “They have many difficult duties to perform in the coming days, weeks, and months, and they should be afforded the respect and support they deserve to undertake their responsibilities without outside interference.”
On Sunday, Nov. 21, a red SUV that broke through police barricades barreled into the annual Waukesha Christmas parade, killing six people and injuring dozens, and creating a scene of carnage that Waukesha police compared to “a war zone.”
Darrell Brooks Jr., 39, the man arrested for driving the SUV into the crowd, made an initial court appearance Tuesday, where bail was set at $5 million.
Local officials’ top priority, Baldwin and Johnson said in their statement, “is to begin the healing process within Waukesha by providing comfort and support to surviving family members of the deceased, and those injured both in body and spirit. They must also conduct a thorough investigation and afford the accused full due process. These will not be easy tasks, and will be made even more difficult if conducted within a politically charged atmosphere.”
Baldwin, Johnson issue joint press release against politicizing Waukesha was originally published by the Wisconsin Examiner.
More about the Tragedy at Waukesha Christmas Parade
- Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff on Anniversary of 2021 Waukesha Christmas Parade Tragedy - Gov. Tony Evers - Nov 18th, 2022
- Darrell Brooks Jr. Sentenced to Multiple Lifetimes in Prison - Deneen Smith - Nov 16th, 2022
- Senators Baldwin and Johnson Lead Resolution to Remember First Anniversary of the Waukesha Christmas Parade Tragedy - U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin - Nov 16th, 2022
- Will Darrell Brooks Appeal His Conviction? - Evan Casey - Nov 1st, 2022
- Fitzgerald Statement on Guilty Verdict in Waukesha Christmas Parade Trial - U.S. Rep Scott Fitzgerald - Oct 26th, 2022
- Darrell Brooks Trial Goes to Jury - Evan Casey - Oct 26th, 2022
- Waukesha Parade Killings Trial May Soon Go To Jury - Deneen Smith - Oct 24th, 2022
- Darrell Brooks Jr. Begins Defense in Waukesha Christmas Parade Killings Trial - Evan Casey - Oct 20th, 2022
- Prosecutors To Conclude Their Case in Darrell Brooks Trial Wednesday - Evan Casey - Oct 18th, 2022
- Despite Disruptions, Darrell Brooks’ Trial Begins - Evan Casey - Oct 6th, 2022
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3 thoughts on “Baldwin, Johnson Urge People Not to Exploit Waukesha Tragedy”
To late, Republicans are using the race of the murderer to gin up white supremacy to get their voters out.
Of course homocides by white teenagers are okay.
well, good for them.
A rare display of bipartisanship. Still, admirable.