MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Republican legislative leader from Wisconsin has fired the former state Supreme Court justice he hired to investigate the 2020 election, just three days after the lawmaker beat a primary opponent the investigator had endorsed and campaigned for.
Friday’s firing of Michael Gableman caps a 14-month ride that saw him hired by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to look into the election under pressure from Donald Trump.
My statement on closing of the Office of Special Counsel pic.twitter.com/qsgH0Regov— Speaker Robin Vos (@SpeakerVos) August 12, 2022
But as the probe progressed under bipartisan criticism, Vos’s relationship soured with both Trump and Gableman.
Vos said Friday that after talking with fellow Republicans, it became clear to him the only choice was to close Gableman’s office.