Sunday, April 17, 2011

Braley Calls For Investigation Into Walker's Hiring Practices

If the gentle reader recalls, on Thursday, Scott Walker did his best imitation of the ill-fated RMS Titanic by going full speed into hazardous waters while not equipped to do so. One of the congressional icebergs that caught Walker was Representative Bruce Braley (D-IA) who questioned Walker about the questionable hiring of Brian Deschane, the unqualified, two-time drunk driver, son of a wealthy lobbyist.

On the very same day that Walker was grilled about his practice of cronyism, Rep. Braley called for the Oversight and Government Reform Committee to do a full investigation into this:
Today, Congressman Bruce Braley (IA-01) called for a Congressional investigation of the hiring practices of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s administration. Rep. Braley, a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, questioned Governor Walker on recent news reports that indicate Walker might have used his official, taxpayer-funded office to benefit campaign donors.

“I’d like to know, and I think the people of Wisconsin have a right to know, why Government Walker chose to hire a 27-year-old with no education and little experience aside from his father’s campaign contribution to Governor Walker’s campaign over two highly-qualified candidates for a well-paid administrative post,” said Rep. Braley. “If the Oversight and Government Reform Committee is truly focused on good government practices, we need to investigate answers to questions like this.”
The gentle reader can see a copy of Braley's letter to the Committee by clicking here.

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