By Vicki McKenna
MADISON — The Democratic Governor’s Association owes an apology to Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels and me.
Recently, a quote from Michels on my show was used by this dishonest group of political goons to suggest he wouldn’t help domestic violence victims. That is a bald-faced lie. Here is the ad.
Now, listen to the ACTUAL exchange between Michels and me on July 18.
It’s clear to anyone honest that we were talking about RED FLAG LAWS. Red Flag Laws necessarily eliminate Due Process protections. In fact, the laws eliminate the very concept of Due Process.
Michels is AGAINST Red Flag Laws. He vowed to reject any attempt by either the legislature or federal government to strip Wisconsin gun owners of their due process rights. This has exactly NOTHING to do with domestic violence offenders.
If the DGA is so worried about domestic violence and crime victims, perhaps they should craft an ad targeting Gov. Tony Evers, who has overseen a massive release of felony offenders in Wisconsin’s prisons. He has pursued every leftwing initiative reducing the effectiveness of law enforcement in our state. His Lt. Gov., (The Lesser) Mandela Barnes, is on record for supporting defunding the police. Both blamed the police for the BLM/Antifa riots in Kenosha after officers JUSTIFIABLY shot Jacob Blake — a DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENDER who resisted arrest, fought with officers and had a knife deployed.
Evers and Barnes, who is running against U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, are both enthusiastically IN FAVOR of eviscerating Due Process. Neither is in favor of doing ANYTHING that would actually help victims of crime and violence, domestic or otherwise, like making sure career thugs like Jacob Blake are in jail, away from any would-be victims.
Or maybe they could turn their attention to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office where District Attorney John Chisholm’s “progressive” policies result in a refusal to charge 60% of all felony cases.
It was Chisholm’s assistant DA who argued for low bail for Darrell Brooks, the man who mowed down parade-goers in Waukesha last November (in a Christmas parade), allowing him to commit his vicious act of wanton violence. Chisholm has a long history of going soft on violent offenders if those offenders check an “identity politics” box. Evers was asked to fire John Chisholm after the parade massacre. He refused.
Tim Michels isn’t why Wisconsin and its large population centers are overrun with career criminals committing appalling acts of violence. Policy supported or enacted by Tony Evers and his ilk, like Mandela Barnes and John Chisholm, is why.
Tim Michels has pledged to bring common sense back to police funding, to back police policy, and to sign tough-on-crime legislation. If anything, Tim Michels is the SOLUTION.
Vicki McKenna’s is host of one of the most popular conservative talk shows in Wisconsin. Catch the Vicki McKenna Show daily from 2-5 p.m. on NewsTalk 1130 WISN-Milwaukee and NewsTalk 1310 WIBA-Madison.