Scott Walker’s troubles are growing as Democratic lawmakers in Wisconsin are calling for a federal criminal investigation into the governor’s jobs agency.
The Wisconsin Journal-Sentinel reported:
Democratic lawmakers Monday called for a federal criminal investigation of Gov. Scott Walker’s jobs agency, which is facing a tough audit and a separate report that the Wisconsin governor’s top aides pressed for a now delinquent $500,000 loan from taxpayers to a failed Milwaukee construction company.
Two Democratic lawmakers on the board of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation called for a review Monday of the unsecured loan WEDC made to Building Committee Inc. The loan was made in 2011 as the company was collapsing, according to a news report.
The loan created no jobs and has led to a lawsuit by WEDC to recover its money from Building Committee, which is headed by a donor who made the maximum $10,000 donations to the campaigns of both Walker and former Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle.
There has been a strong whiff of scandal surrounding Walker that the national media has ignored. The John Doe investigation has been a dark cloud hanging over Scott Walker for years. Walker has lawyered up and seen his closest aides turn on him over the last few years. Last year, it appeared that Walker was under investigation. Much like the current scandal at the Wisconsin jobs agency, Walker remains dogged by the investigation into if he provided special favors to conservative billionaires who donated secret millions of dollars to his political efforts.
Scott Walker is a national scandal that is waiting to happen. The Democratic calls for a federal criminal investigation into Walker’s jobs agency fit into his administration’s pattern of behavior. Unlike Rick Perry, Scott Walker isn’t under indictment yet, but more like Chris Christie, the evidence of corrupt abuses of power are beginning to pile up.
Instead of dreaming of the White House, Gov. Walker should consider himself lucky if he avoids the Big House.
There’s something rotten in Wisconsin, and the evidence points to Scott Walker at the heart of the problem.