Michels Criticizes Foxconn Project

A Republican candidate for governor criticizes the deal to bring Foxconn to Wisconsin, despite his company making millions from the project.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Tim Michels was in Mount Pleasant on Monday for a rally, where he criticized former Governor Scott Walker for the controversial multi-billion dollar deal.

Foxconn never delivered on a promised chip factory at its sprawling site in Mount Pleasant, or the promise of thousands of jobs. But, Michels’ construction company won over 90 million dollars in contracts for infrastructure at Foxconn in 2018 and 2019.

Michels’ primary opponent Rebecca Kleefisch said he has “certainly mastered the art of political flip-flopping.”