Evers weighs in on sexism claims against GOP

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has this to say on whether Republican legislative leaders are sexist: "You connect the dots."

Evers spokeswoman on Saturday accused Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald of refusing to negotiate with the governor's chief of staff because she is a woman.

Evers initially declined to answer questions about it Monday, but later put out a statement. He says that only Vos and Fitzgerald "can say why they won't work with the women who are leading my office."

Evers says he has asked Republicans to work with his staff the same way they did with former Republican Gov. Scott Walker's staff.

Evers says, "They know how to work with my staff and are choosing not to. So, this is clearly a departure from past practice. You connect the dots."