Wisconsin Republicans Won’t Count Democatic Committee Votes
Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has dictated that votes taken by Senate Democrats in committee hearings won’t be counted or recorded. (h/t Political Wire)
“Please note that all 14 Democrat senators are still in contempt of the Senate,” Fitzgerald wrote in an email Monday afternoon that was posted on wispolitics.com “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.”
Democratic Senator Fred Riser of Madison wants to know where Fitzgerald gets the authority to do this.
“In my career of 50 some years I have never come across a situation where the majority leader of any party could determine that the votes of another party could not count,” said Riser. “This is the height of arrogance.”Click here for reuse options!
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