Partisan Attorney General on Political Errand

MADISON-Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate following the breaking news that J.B. Van Hollen was embarking on a partisan political errand to stop federal health care reform and thereby add to the federal deficit.

"At a time of deep financial crisis, Scott Walker has sent J.B. Van Hollen on a costly political errand that, if it were successful, would have the effect of denying health care to tens of thousands of Wisconsinites, and adding $1 trillion to the federal deficit over the next 20 years. Van Hollen has already shown how political this is by consulting with Texas Republican operatives on the taxpayer dime. He must now be explicit about what costs there will be to Wisconsin taxpayers when their lawyers are doing Scott Walker's partisan bidding, instead of fighting crime."