By M.D. Kittle and Josh Waldoch
Empower Wisconsin | March 10, 2020
MADISON — Rep. Gwen Moore, who has accused former Gov. Scott Walker of lynching and has crooned an unlistenable political parody, says Sen. Ron Johnson is “an embarrassment” for investigating Joe Biden’s freeloader son, Hunter.
Speaking at the Milwaukee Public Library branch in Washington Park over the weekend, the Milwaukee Democrat also called Johnson a “conspiracy theorist” for leading the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee probe.
“Right now you’re going to experience, between now and November, all of this commotion that somehow Hunter Biden (and) Joe Biden did something in Ukraine for which the president was impeached,” Moore told her constituents, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
President Trump was impeached by House Democrats but found not guilty of the two partisan charges against him, stemming from his phone call last year with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky. The impeachment process did, however, bring up serious questions about Hunter Biden’s cushy and lucrative position with Ukrainian energy firm Burisma — and what kind of pressure his father exerted in Ukraine. Johnson, Wisconsin’s senior senator, wants his Senate committee to issue a subpoena seeking records about Hunter Biden’s work.
To Moore, Johnson’s legitimate investigation seeking answers for the American people is embarrassing. Well, the congresswoman knows embarrassing.
Let’s take a look at Gwen Moore’s greatest facepalm moments.
Moore is less:
“We might really save some money by drug-testing folks on Wall Street, who might have a little cocaine before they get their deal done” — Moore, 2016.
“These same people who accuse Planned Parenthood of ‘targeting’ African American children, they care about you only while you’re in the womb. The minute you crown, you’re on your own.” — Moore, 2011
“So this is a crisis, particularly among women of color, when you can have better outcomes in places like Afghanistan than you can in the United States,” Moore’s comments On infant mortality.
Gov. Scott Walker “literally invented a $3.6 billion budget deficit.” — Moore at 2011 state Democratic Party dinner.
Scott Walker is “literally campaigning around the state (South Carolina), saying you don’t want to be like Milwaukee, while at the same time really tightening the noose, literally, around African-Americans,” Moore said during a phone call with reporters in 2015.
Subsequently, Moore said, “I’m not going to apologize for making those comments, and let me tell you why. I have a long history with Scott Walker, obviously, and I have seen a trend of his to double down on racial polarization in order to feed red meat to his base.”
“GDP is great, unemployment is at an all-time low, African Americans are doing well, Hispanics are doing well, wages are rising at the fastest pace in 10 years. Blah, blah, blah!” — Moore at a February 2019 committee meeting.
And the one not even CNN could stomach: Gwen Moore singing “Hit the Road, Scott (Walker) at a June 2012 recall campaign rally for Milwaukee Mayor “Ted” Barrett.