Governor Tim Walz is responding after a week’s worth of calls from state Republican leaders, including his opponent in the governor’s race Scott Jensen, for an investigation into the Walz administration’s handling of the $250 million Feeding Our Future fraud scheme. Walz initially said a Ramsey County judge ordered the Department of Education to continue payments to Feeding our Future–even after it discovered suspicious activity. The judge denied giving such an order…

“I’m not going to split hairs on the judge with this, the fact of the matter is, I didn’t want them (suspects) to get the money, but we followed the rules, we tried to do that is best on this.”

Walz says his anger is not directed at the courts–it’s directed at the people who committed the fraud. So far at least 49 people have been charged in the scheme.