Governor Scott Walker says people may question the need for more assistant district attorneys, if prosecutors insist on reviving an investigation of his campaign activities.
In Beloit on Thursday, Walker was asked whether he violated existing state law when he was fundraising for Wisconsin Club For Growth in 2011. “No,” Walker said. “The courts have ruled on multiple levels that we’re not in violation out there. You had not just the Supreme Court but you had multiple courts before them.”
Prosecutors want the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a state Supreme Court ruling that last summer shut down a John Doe investigation into Walker’s campaign and third party groups. Walker noted that Wisconsin prosecutors have asked for more assistant prosecutors.
“I think a lot of people wonder if they continue to spend time after the U.S. Supreme Court were to rule on this, if that’s really necessary, if they have time to spend on this after the courts have shut it down,” Walker said. “I would think most people in this state would think that . . . there’s certainly not a lack of work to be done in Milwaukee County on issues related to crime and other issues.”
AUDIO: Gov. Scott Walker comments on requests for new district attorneys (:10)