Brandtjen removed from elections committee

MADISON, Wis. — Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has removed state Rep. Janel Brandtjen from the elections committee she had previously chaired.

While leading the committee, Brandtjen launched an investigation into the 2020 election in direct conflict with the probe headed by former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice Michael Gableman that Vos signed off on.

Brandtjen, R-Menomonee Falls, often butted heads with Vos, even endorsing his primary opponent in August. Last month, she was kicked out of the Republican caucus.

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Brandtjen will still sit on two committees this year as she runs for an open seat in the state Senate.