It has been nearly a week since Republican Speaker Robin Vos sent Fitchburg Democratic Representative Jimmy Anderson, who is paralyzed, a letter saying he has been denied the right to call in to Assembly committee meetings.
Anderson told WTMJ’s John Mercure Wednesday on Wisconsin’s Afternoon News that he will reach out again to the Speaker, who has refused to communicate with Anderson since the letter on Thursday. Anderson will also look to his fellow Assembly members for assistance.
“Right now, I’m being excluded,” Anderson said to Mercure.
“We’re going to be reaching out (Thursday), in fact, to ask the rest of my colleagues in the Senate and the Assembly to encourage Speaker Vos to listen to the spirit of the ADA and provide these accommodations. We’re hoping with our colleagues’ pressure, we’ll be able to get Speaker Vos to finally allow for these accommodations.”
Anderson also explained that Democratic members of the Assembly have given their support, and so have registered Republicans and conservatives who are not part of the Assembly. However, the GOP in the Assembly has been silent to him about this issue.
“I haven’t heard from any of my Republican colleagues. My Democratic colleagues have all been really supportive, and I hate that this issue has been made partisan by the fact that, I think, Speaker Vos has maybe encouraged his colleagues to not say anything. I don’t know, but it’s been really sad not to hear from them.”
This is a grown ass man whining to the media because people won’t talk to him after he torched them in public. Perhaps if he began this conversation by going through the right channels (a process he used in the past) and didn’t start it by blasting Vos in the media, his colleagues would be more willing to return his calls. This looks like just another chapter in Anderson’s disingenuous campaign to slander Republicans.