Mary Burke has some explaining to do....
I just spoke with the former President and CEO of Trek Bicycle who confirmed to me that, yes, Mary Burke was fired. Story coming shortly— Dan O'Donnell (@DanODradio) October 30, 2014
AP: Former Trek Bicycles Pres Tom Albers "said Mary Burke was fired by John Burke," her brother & now head of Trek. http://t.co/bIn1VoSyTw— Stephen Hayes (@stephenfhayes) October 30, 2014
Check out the AP headline: Wisconsin candidate rejects claim Trek fired her
Right. And Nixon said, "Well, I'm not a crook."
Scott Bauer, AP, writes:
Former Trek president Tom Albers told The Associated Press that Burke's role as head of Trek's overseas operations "just didn't work out. We were losing money."Is Mary Burke lying about being fired from Trek also politically motivated?
Albers spoke to the AP after the allegation that Burke was fired was first reported by Wisconsin Reporter, a conservative website.
The claim that Burke was fired goes to the heart of her credentials as a successful Trek executive and comes just six days before the election.
Both Mary Burke and her brother John Burke, the current head of Trek, denied that she was fired from the job in 1993. They said Trek decided to reorganize its overseas operations, eliminating her position, at a time when she was ready to leave the company.
Albers, who worked for Trek from 1982 to 1997, said Mary Burke was fired by John Burke. Albers said he was told of the 1993 firing at the time by CEO Dick Burke, father to Mary and John Burke, who died in 2008.
Mary Burke said the claim so close to the election was politically motivated.
I think so.
The truth is the truth.
Actually, Burke should have been vetted by the press months ago. This information should have come out long ago. Instead, all we've heard are love letters from the Leftist slanted Milwaukee media.
Yeah, like that was going to happen.
Geez, control your enthusiasm, Charles Benson.
Burked shouldn't be whining about the timing of the revelation that she was fired by Trek. She's had plenty of time to prepare a response.
Brett Hulsey, DEMOCRAT, weighs in.