Five Republican Wisconsin state assembly legislators filed Articles of Impeachment against Meagan Wolfe, the state’s nonpartisan Elections Commission Administrator. The proposal comes a week after the Wisconsin senate voted in a party line against her confirmation, a move that is now being contested in court by Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul.
Those who filed the 15 Articles argued impeachment is warranted because Wolfe is challenging the Senate’s action.
The impeachment proposal has yet to be endorsed by the Assembly Speaker, Robin Vos, who suggested last week he supported Wolfe losing her job.
Speaker Vos also created a panel last week to investigate the criteria for impeaching liberal Justice Janet Protasiewicz, whose installment in August tipped the Wisconsin Supreme Court to liberal control for the first time in over a decade.
The 23-page impeachment resolution reiterates conspiracy theories about the 2020 election and faults Wolfe for election administration decisions that were made by elections commissioners. As the elections commission’s nonpartisan administrator, Wolfe has little decision-making power and instead implements decisions made by the three Democrats and three Republicans on the bipartisan commission.ABC News
Senate Minority Leader Melissa Agard, D-Madison, described the impeachment effort as being from “a gaggle of well-known election deniers.”
“These shameless continued attacks on our election must stop,” Agard said in a statement. “The 2020 election was accurately and justly decided. Wisconsin has accepted it, and I urge my Republican colleagues to do the same.”