ICYMI: Rebecca Kleefisch Ducks from Health Care Hypocrisy Questions, Won't Defend Misleading Claims

Oct 13, 2010

Scott Walker Running Mate “Abruptly” Cancels Interview

MADISON– After ducking any and all debates with her Democratic counterpart, Republican lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleefisch on Wednesday “abruptly” canceled a television interview with Milwaukee’s WTMJ 4 after debuting a misleading ad that inadvertently drew attention to her and Scott Walker’s taxpayer-funded health care, and other gross hypocrisies.
As the wife of a state legislator, Kleefisch receives $20,000 annually in government-run health care – even as she untruthfully accused Tom Barrett of supporting a “government takeover” of health care.
The latest example of Republicans shading their record from the press comes after Scott Walker’s campaign chairman killed the release of a report showing Milwaukee on the brink of bankruptcy; after Scott Walker refused to release his college transcripts; and after Walker refused the request of his county’s own auditor to release a report that underlines the systemic failure of Walker’s mental health hospital.
What questions was Kleefisch refusing to answer, what topics didn’t she wish to discuss?

-The fact that she believes it’s ok for taxpayers to foot the bill for her and Scott Walker’s health care while at the same time demonizes taxpayer-sponsored health care in false political attacks?
-That her and Walker’s extremist opposition to lifesaving stem cell research has put lives and Wisconsin jobs at risk?
-That Walker’s proposed assault on BadgerCare would put tens of thousands of women and children at risk?