Kaul slams GOP election investigation, calls for gun laws
MADISON, Wis. (AP/CBS 58) — Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul is accusing Republicans of chasing conspiracy theories with a $680,000 taxpayer-funded investigation into the 2020 election.
Kaul said Thursday that they should instead pass a pair of laws designed to reduce gun violence. Kaul is a Democrat who is up for reelection next year.
He appeared with a host of Democratic lawmakers and gun safety advocates at a news conference to renew the call for a universal background check and "red flag" law.
Both have been repeatedly rejected by Republicans who control the state Legislature.
"Universal background checks it's a start, and today we are gathered to say we need to do something, something to take action, something to say that the lives lost have a price," said State Sen. Lena Taylor, (D-Milwaukee).
Eighty percent of Wisconsin voters say they support expanding background checks, according to polling from Marquette University Law School.
Republican legislative leaders had no immediate comment on what Kaul said.