Commentary: It wasn’t the Governor’s job to announce the Tax Commissioner’s DUI
North Dakota’s Democrats and their propagandists in the media are trying to manufacture a phony-baloney controversy over Governor Doug Burgum knowing about Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger’s DUI for weeks before Rauschenberger himself announced the arrest to the public.
Here’s the Democrats banging that drum on Twitter:
North Dakotans deserve to know why this news wasn’t made public sooner. If Governor Burgum wants to keep his promise to "reinvent state government," transparency would be a good place to start. #NDPolhttps://t.co/GPqsLWAGJ8
— ND Dem-NPL (@nddemnpl) November 8, 2017
This narrative breaks down when you consider that news of Rauschenberger’s arrest was public almost immediately after it happened.
That information is public record, you see. Arrests. Incarcerations. Court proceedings. It’s not only available to anyone in the public, including members of the media, who want to see it but you can literally look this stuff up online.