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Evers Refuses To Comment On Sexism Claims Against GOP Leaders

Republicans Dismiss Charge As 'Asinine,' 'Clueless'

Tony Evers
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers speaks during an interview during the National Governors Association 2019 winter meeting in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo

Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is refusing to say whether he agrees with his spokeswoman’s claims that Republican legislative leaders won’t negotiate with his chief of staff because she is a woman.

Evers dodged the question Monday at a news conference where he appeared to support a Democratic automatic voting registration bill.

Evers said he was only going to talk about the bill, which would automatically register voters when they receive or renew their driver’s license or state ID cards.

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When asked if he thinks Republicans should talk with his chief of staff Maggie Gau about the voter registration bill, Evers said, “I believe they should be able to talk with Maggie Gau on voting rights, absolutely.”

Evers’ spokeswoman on Saturday said Republican legislative leaders won’t work with Gau. Republicans dismissed the charge as “asinine” and “clueless.”