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Time is Running Out to Hold Wisconsin's Gang of Three Accountable

By Kirk Bangstad

If you’re only going to read one paragraph in this email, read this next one.
 
Section 3 of Amendment 14 of the U.S. Constitution says that if you’ve aided and abetted an insurrection against the United States, you can never run for federal office again. We’ve all seen reams of tweets, quotes, and video from U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, Congressman Tom Tiffany, and Congressman Scott Fitzgerald showing that they basically held a match to the flamethrower of insurrection, and it is up to Wisconsin’s Attorney General, Josh Kaul, to hold these guys accountable for their actions in court.  He has yet to do that, and the rest of this email is going to be about what has to be done if Attorney General Kaul punts (yet again).
 
As I said in last week’s email, Wisconsin can’t expect U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to hold our own legislators accountable.  Why should he care more about Wisconsin justice than we do? 
 
No, Wisconsinites have to take care of our own business, and if AG Kaul won’t manifest some courage to act, someone else has to.

 

The Minocqua Brewing Company Super PAC has begun to talk to lawyers in Wisconsin to understand how a lawsuit can be filed against these three alleged insurrectionists, much like a lawsuit was filed against North Carolina Congressman Madison Cawthorn.
 
Now before I go on, I want to emphasize that holding Wisconsin’s “Gang of Three” accountable in a court of law is not what I want my Super PAC to be doing.  This is why we elect state Attorneys General, the top law enforcement officials in each state.  Nobody should have to hire ridiculously expensive lawyers to determine whether our politicians were traitors to our country.  Super PACs like mine  shouldn't have this much influence on our democracy, but guess how all those lawsuits objecting to Biden’s win were funded? By Super PACs. And just imagine how much money the lawyers made from these Super PACs who tried to overturn that election illegally for Trump?
 
This is not how a healthy democracy functions, but I’m not going to let criminals try to kill a sick democracy without fighting back with the same dirty tools they used to get us here. 
 
As much as this cliché reeks of toxic masculinity, “you can’t bring a knife to a gunfight and expect to win.”
 
So what I’m NOT going to do is ask people reading this email for money to fund a lawsuit against the gang of three UNLESS EVERYONE ELSE THAT SHOULD BE DOING THIS FAILS.

 

But what I will ask everyone reading this to do is to once again email or call Wisconsin’s Attorney General and tell him to do his job.  These three politicians clearly walked the tightrope of insurrection. They need to have all of their relevant emails, texts, and phone calls investigated to understand how involved they were in the attempted coup against our country.  Here are some obvious questions that need to be asked.

1.   Did Scott Fitzgerald pass the threshold of “aiding and abetting” the insurrection when he reserved the room in Wisconsin’s capital building for the fraudulent electors to meet, and allegedly called our taxpayer-funded capitol police to open the locked building?

2.   Was Congressman Tom Tiffany working in cahoots with Republicans in Texas to undermine Wisconsin's fair election when he signed on to their lawsuit against Wisconsin’s elections results, which consequently would have nullified the very votes that got him elected?

3.   What was Senator Johnson doing at the Trump Hotel on January 4—two days before Trump placed his plan for false electors into motion?

4.   What were these elected officials doing between November 4 and January 6 to assist the conspiracy to push false electors in favor of Trump?

Don’t Wisconsinites deserve to know the answers to these questions before we cast primary votes next August with these guys' names on the ballots?

Of course we do.
 

That’s all I got for you this week, folks.  Contact Wisconsin’s Attorney General Josh Kaul, and if you’re rich, tell him you’re not donating another cent to his campaign until he does his job.  Unfortunately, that's often the only thing that will get politicians, even Democratic ones, to listen.

 
Thanks for reading, and thanks for sticking with the Minocqua Brewing Company. Together, we can and WILL make Wisconsin’s democracy healthy again, one beer at a time. 


Kirk Bangstad
Owner, Minocqua Brewing Company
Founder, Minocqua Brewing Company Super PAC