Rep. Tom Tiffany endorses Rebecca Kleefisch for WI governor at Wausau rally
Congressman Tom Tiffany endorsed Rebecca Kleefisch for Governor at a rally in Wausau Monday.
Tiffany says the former lieutenant governor will bring stronger leadership to Madison.
“That weakness that you see with Joe Biden, we also see with Tony Evers here in Wisconsin,” he says. “Does anyone see strength there, in either of those gentlemen in trying to do their jobs as chief executive?”
Tiffany praised Kleefisch's record working with former Governor Scott Walker, saying she can help bring his Republican policies back.
Kleefisch used the event to roll out a package of proposals to fight crime.
“As your governor, we will crack down on violent crime,” she says. “I will put 1,000 more police officers on the streets of Wisconsin. We will do it in our first executive budget.”
She says that plan would aggressively recruit officers who have been let go in other states due to COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
Kleefisch also promised to fire Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm.
She accused the DA of setting low or no bail for accused criminals like Darrell Brooks, who is accused of killing six people and injuring dozens more while driving his vehicle into the Waukesha Christmas parade.
Democratic Governor Tony Evers is not impressed with these campaign tactics.
“The idea that somehow the Republicans in this race have to go and kiss Donald Trump’s ring in order to become governor of the state of Wisconsin tells you something about their candidacy,” he says.
Evers blamed the Walker administration for slashing shared revenue for law enforcement down to six percent during their time in office.
Evers made his comments after presenting checks to both the Wausau and DC Everest school districts as part of his "Get Kids Ahead" initiative.