Daniel Bice, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 10:29 a.m. CT Nov. 2, 2018 | Updated 4:40 p.m. CT Nov. 2, 2018
Gov. Scott Walker's campaign has spent the past year accusing Democratic foe Tony Evers of putting children in danger by not stripping the licenses of teachers found guilty of improper and immoral acts.
But it turns out that the second-term Republican governor's administration has its own serious lapse involving the professional licenses of individuals of highly questionable character.
Records show one of Walker's agencies — the state Department of Safety and Professional Services — either gave licenses to or renewed the licenses of four ex-priests who were defrocked for sexually abusing children.
The four former pedophile priests from the Milwaukee Archdiocese were given state approval to practice such professions as social work, nursing, alcohol and drug counseling and funeral work. All four appear on the archdiocese's list of former Milwaukee priests with a "substantiated case of sexual abuse of a minor."