Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday sidestepped bipartisan calls for him to fire the unidentified staffer that secretly recorded his phone conversation with two top Republicans.
Evers, in a media call with reporters, repeatedly declined to identify the staffer who, without Evers’ knowledge, recorded his May 14 phone conversation with Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, that has prompted a bipartisan outcry and calls for the staffer to be fired.
Evers declined to identify the staffer responsible for authorizing the recording and didn’t say what disciplinary action, if any, is being taken against that person.
“A staffer wanted help in taking notes and that’s why that staffer did that and I will not discuss personnel issues in public but needless to say the practice has ended with this one time,” Evers said.