It was later discovered that Baldwin, who was first elected to the Senate in 2012, was the only member of Congress from Wisconsin to receive an official federal government Inspector General report on the abuses at Tomah. However, Baldwin did not take action until more than four months later after the scandal became public, according to reports.
A former staffer of Baldwin, Marquette Baylor, was ousted from her position as deputy state director over the controversy.
Baylor was offered a severance package that came with a stipulation of signing a confidentiality agreement, according to news reports at the time. The amount that Baylor would have received is not known. Baylor rejected the severance package. More from The Washington Free Beacon here > Tammy Baldwin Quietly Left Committee With Oversight of Scandal-Plagued Wis. VA Facility