Oh, my. First Fitzy ignores a judge’s order, and while contemplating ignoring the second, we find out that the Washington watchdog group CREW got a hold of his emails and things aren’t looking so good for him on the ethics front either. I’m sure you’re shocked.
We are, of course, talking about Wisconsin again, where Republican senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (of the Fitzgerald GOP “mafia”; aka, daddy’s head of the troopers, bro is in the House and Fitzy leads as Walker’s main dog in the senate) got himself into hot water when he told his daddy to go after those mean Democrats who didn’t want to let him and Scotty steal all of the people’s rights.
CREW ordered up some of Fitzy’s emails and they were none too impressed with his ethics upon reading them. Again, I feel your shock. Yes, the same FitzWalkerStan gang that violated open meeting laws, had Democratic lawmakers roughed up, locked Democrats out of the Capitol during hearings, and had all of the windows bolted to prevent access (against another judge’s order) to the Capitol to those horrid unwashed teachers also used the state troopers to try to harass and intimidate Democratic lawmakers, only stopping when they were afraid they might “create sympathy” for the Democrats. For some reason, CREW was not impressed with this behavior and now wants Fitzgerald to be punished. Imagine that.
I’m sure the FitzWalkerStans needn’t have worried about the public having sympathy for the Democrats; we all get Fox and so we know that Democrats are evil people who do not celebrate the same religion as the pious FitzWalkerStans of the country. Democrats are even known to care about the sick, the vulnerable, and the downtrodden. Ewwww.
The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics said Fitzgerald was wrong to have state troopers look for the 14 Democratic senators who stayed away for 3 weeks to delay a vote on the union bargaining restrictions. And the group asked the Government Accountability Board to punish Fitzgerald for it.
The Washington ethics group received e-mails sent by Fitzgerald’s staff which suggested numerous penalties for the AWOL Democrats. And the ethics group said Fitzgerald knew the senators couldn’t be arrested when he sent the troopers out.
He said Wednesday the troopers were only trying to help the Senate’s sergeant at arms urge the Democrats to come back. Fitzgerald said arresting them would have been a public relations nightmare. He found the Democrats in contempt, and took away their committee voting powers and direct checking deposits for their paychecks…..
Aide Tad Ottman wrote that he’d be cautious in what they do so, “it doesn’t end up creating sympathy for the Dems.”
On March 1, Hrafnkell Haraldsson first reported for PoliticusUSA CREW’s concern about Walker’s unlawful deployment of state troopers who are not to be deployed in labor disputes, “The laws of Wisconsin are very specific as to when and why the WSP can be employed by the governor, such as civil disorder or threat to the safety of individuals, or a state of emergency, none of which applied. And the governor absolutely cannot employ the WSP “in any dispute or controversy between an employer and employee concerning wages, hours, labor, or working conditions.”
This only seems bad, after all Fitzy may have larger problems if he and Walker violate Sumi’s order again. Then again, since Fitzy and Walker have no regard for the judicial branch of government, why would they care what some Washington watchdog group thinks of them? Psst….boys, just pass a new law making you immune to all other laws and if someone doesn’t like it, send your daddy’s armed troopers out to intimidate them. That’s how we roll in America when the Republicans are in charge.