State Rep. Peter Barca
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Statement from Rep. Barca on the conclusion of the John Doe investigation

Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) released the following statement today after the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office announced the conclusion of the John Doe criminal investigation surrounding Gov. Walker and many of his former aides.

By - Mar 1st, 2013 12:00 pm

MADISON – Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) released the following statement today after the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office announced the conclusion of the John Doe criminal investigation surrounding Gov. Walker and many of his former aides:

“While it is good for the stability of the state that this investigation is over, Gov. Walker needs to finally take responsibility for the criminal activity that happened on his watch. While the governor was not charged, he must make a statement accepting responsibility for the people he trusted, hired and supervised and apologize to the taxpayers, particularly the veterans, who were cheated.

“After all, if you look at his statements in the State of the State or criticisms of his predecessor who had a situation with a criminally charged staff person – who was later exonerated – nothing less would be acceptable.

“Now Gov. Walker must address these problems and let the people of Wisconsin know how he will prevent illegal activity that happened in his offices from happening again. He also must pledge to do better for our citizens in the future.”

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