Wisconsin Republicans and Democrats react to Kavanaugh Confirmation

CBS 58 Milwaukee recaps the official reactions of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, and GOP U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court Saturday.

State Sen. Brooks says he ‘owns mistake’ but won’t resign

State Rep. Rob Brooks of Saukville said this week he takes responsibility for offensive comments he made to three female colleagues in July, and while he has stepped down as assistant majority leader, he says will not resign from office as Gov. Scott Walker has called on him to do. > Ozaukee Press

Brooks steps down from Assembly leadership, doesn’t heed Walker’s call to resign

Saukville Republican Rep. Rob Brooks stepped down from his leadership post but rejected a call from Gov. Scott Walker to resign from his Assembly seat after it was reported the legislator had made racist and sexist comments to his colleagues. > Cap Times

Walker calls on GOP state Rep. Rob Brooks to resign

Gov. Scott Walker called on Rep. Rob Brooks (R-Saukville) to resign Wednesday after news surfaced that he made racial and sexual remarks to three female colleagues in the state Legislature. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Rematch involving accused sexual harasser Josh Zepnick tops legislative primaries

Immigration attorney Marisabel Cabrera had been eager for a rematch after she nearly beat state Rep. Josh Zepnick in the 2016 primary. After two women accused Zepnick of sexual misconduct in December and Zepnick refused party leaders’ demands to resign, she was further galvanized. > Wisconsin State Journal

Newly revealed misconduct complaints within DOJ include groping, spying, harrassing

According to newly released documents, at least seven Wisconsin Department of Justice employees have been accused of sexual misconduct since 2014, including a lawyer who was stripped of his leadership position but kept on staff after a coworker said he repeatedly harassed her. > Appleton Post Crescent

Wisconsin has paid more than $800K to settle sexual harassment cases

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Wisconsin taxpayers have paid nearly $800,000 over the past decade to settle a dozen claims of sexual harassment and one more related case, newly released records show.  The documents released to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel detail claims made since 2006 against agencies including the UW System, the Department of Corrections and the state Senate. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel