Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) released the following statement following news that Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Committee Members Gerald Connolly and Chris Murphy sent a letter to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker seeking answers to questions about his 2011 testimony before the Committee in light of a new videotape that appears to contradict his statements.
Despite testifying under oath that he never “had a conversation with respect to [his] actions in Wisconsin and using them to punish members of the opposition party and their donor base,” a newly uncovered video taken three months earlier shows Walker explaining to one of his biggest financial donors that he plans to use a “divide and conquer” strategy against public sector workers in order to turn Wisconsin into a “completely red state.”
“The conflicts in Governor Scott Walker’s testimony highlighted by Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and others certainly raise serious concerns as to whether or not he was being truthful when testifying before the Committee,” said Rep. Gwen Moore. “Elected officials must be held to the highest standards, therefore Governor Walker must be held accountable for his words and actions. If he was not fully truthful while testifying before Congress he must answer to the American people and in particular, the people of Wisconsin.
“I applaud the Committee’s Ranking member Elijah E. Cummings and Committee Members Gerald Connolly and Chris Murphy for their diligence in looking into this matter. I would urge an immediate and direct response by both Committee Chair Darrell Issa and Governor Scott Walker to their inquiry.”
To read the release from House Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings and the letters sent to Governor Scott Walker and Committee Chairman Darrell Issa click here.