Wisconsin congressman joins Trump’s transition team

Rep. Sean Duffy represents northern part of state

· Dec 2, 2016 Tweet

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Another Wisconsinite will join President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, according to an announcement this week.

Following former Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus’s appointment to Chief of Staff, Republican Rep. Sean Duffy who represents a northern Wisconsin district, has been chosen to serve on Trump’s transition team as an executive committee member.

The congressman has supported Trump throughout his campaign.

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Several Wisconsin GOP members withdrew support for Trump when a controversial 2005 video where Trump made disparaging remarks toward women was leaked.

But Duffy refused to withdraw his support. Despite finding Trump’s comments “reprehensible,” the congressman said he “never endorsed Donald Trump because of his stance on women or his family values.”

“I endorsed [Trump] for his policies — defeating ISIS, securing our border and growing our economy. Four years of Hillary Clinton would be unacceptable,” Duffy said in an earlier statement.

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With Duffy set to depart for D.C. come Jan. 20, Wisconsin Democrats voiced their distaste with the congressman’s decision to “choose Trump’s swamp over Wisconsin.”

In a Thursday news release, Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesperson Brandon Weathersby said Duffy is “embracing Donald Trump’s revolving door between Wall Street and Washington.”

“While Duffy promised Wisconsin voters Trump would ‘drain the swamp’ in Washington, he is now cozying up to the corporate lobbyists, big banks and Wall Street insiders,” Weathersby said.

Duffy’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


This article was published Dec 2, 2016 at 6:00 am and last updated Dec 1, 2016 at 10:42 pm


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