Disenfranchised: WI Senate GOP Decide Democratic 14 Votes Don’t Count

Mar 14 2011 Published by under Uncategorized

Totalitarianism Comes to Wisconsin

Wisconsin Republicans Declare War On Democrats By Striking Their Votes From Record

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has just declared war on the Democrats. We heard last week that the Democrats were locked out of the Capitol during the vote and had to crawl in through windows to attend the assembly, but now Fitzgerald has announced that he is striking their votes from the record for all votes, claiming that they are in contempt of the Senate.

Sen. Fitzgerald: Email re: Senate Democrat voting privileges

Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 3:52 PM
To: *Legislative Senate Republicans
Subject: Senate Democrat voting privileges in standing committees

Dear Members,

With the return of the Senate Democrats this weekend, questions have arisen regarding Democrat members’ participation in Senate standing committee public hearings and executive sessions.

Please note that all 14 Democrat senators are still in contempt of the Senate. Therefore, when taking roll call votes on amendments and bills during executive sessions, Senate Democrats’ votes will not be reflected in the Records of Committee Proceedings or the Senate Journal. They are free to attend hearings, listen to testimony, debate legislation, introduce amendments, and cast votes to signal their support/opposition, but those votes will not count, and will not be recorded.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact my office.

Thank you,

Scott Fitzgerald
Senate Majority Leader
13th Senate District

From: Sen.Fitzgerald
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 3:52 PM
To: *Legislative Senate Republicans
Subject: Senate Democrat voting privileges in standing committees

This is war, there’s no other way to look at it. It’s stunning that the Republicans are going down this petty road, when Republicans held the union killing vote without a quorum and possibly violated open meeting laws, not to mention that the majority of their constituents are adamantly against the Republicans killing collective bargaining rights. Lady Liberty is weeping tonight.

The recalls can’t come soon enough.

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