Skip to comments.[Wisconsin Governor] Walker Moving to Revoke Former Priestsí State Licenses
Posted on 11/06/2018 6:13:51 PM PST by marshmallow
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker is suddenly pushing state officials to revoke professional licenses for four former priests defrocked for sexually abusing children after his campaign criticized Democratic challenger Tony Evers for not doing enough to protect students.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Friday that the priests served in the Milwaukee Archdiocese. After they were forced out, they earned state licenses to enter professions including social work, nursing, alcohol and drug counseling, and funeral home work.
Peter Isley, a founder of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is urging Walker to call for an investigation into how the priests were able to secure state approval to work in those professions.
Asked about the priests earlier this week, Walker said he knew nothing about them. On Thursday, Walker spokesman Tom Evenson said regulators with the state Department of Safety and Professional Services have lodged complaints against them and the governor thinks they should lose their licenses.
Ultimately, that decision is left up to the boards that are legally charged with overseeing them, Evenson told the Journal Sentinel.
Walkers campaign has been ripping Evers, the state public schools superintendent, for not doing enough to keep students safe.
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Luv My Gov! If he doesn’t win tonight, it’s going to be AWFUL!
The fact that the race even needs to be ‘this close’ is also awful.
Wisconsin; I’ll cut off my nose to spite my face! Grrrr!
Win again WI Gov.!
What you said!
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