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0753, 23 Oct 17

Vos Calls Fellow Republicans “Terrorists”

It might be time for new leadership in the Assembly. First, he fought tooth and nail for a tax increase and now he’s calling fellow Republicans “terrorists?” What kind of Republican leader is that?

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is still smarting from last month’s rocky resolution to the state budget debate, calling three Republican senators who struck a deal with Gov. Scott Walker to support the budget “terrorists.”

“That’s what they are,” Vos said in a WISN-TV interview that aired Sunday. “You don’t hold somebody hostage for your own personal needs.”

Vos was addressing Sens. Chris Kapenga of Delafield, Steve Nass of Whitewater and Duey Stroebel of Saukville, three hard-line conservative GOP senators who appeared ready to block passage of the 2017-19 budget last month, before striking a last-minute deal with Walker to pass it.


0753, 23 October 2017

1 Comment

  1. billphoto

    I guess one man’s terrorist is another man’s hero.

    I am not pleased with the lack of progress by our Legislature on important issues – minimum markup comes to  mind – but they do have some accomplishments I support like Act 10.  That these three spoke with Governor Walker, who addressed their concerns and then trusted our Governor to honor his word rather than trash the budget process says volumes about their character and our Governor’s.  My adjective would be “gentlemen” following my description of “my” State legislators  representing me.


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