Rep. Barca Statement on Session Day Incident
“While I accept Rep. Gannon’s apology, his racially tinged rhetoric and disrespect for the institution are reprehensible."
MADISON – Today Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) released the following statement regarding today’s incident on the Assembly floor:
“It is a truly sad day for the state of Wisconsin. Today, a Republican legislator made an obscene gesture on the Assembly Floor.
“While I accept Rep. Gannon’s apology, his racially tinged rhetoric and disrespect for the institution are reprehensible.
“Assembly Representatives should uphold the highest standards of conduct in our people’s house. At a time when we should be working together to address our challenges, under Republicans it’s unfortunate that the real concerns of Wisconsinites are falling on deaf ears.”
Press Releases by Peter Barca
"Attorney General Brad Schimel is fighting for his party, not democracy."
"We should not be spending another cent defending unconstitutional legislative maps."
"Between the GOP leadership in the legislature and the governor, this week has delivered a double whammy for Wisconsin workers."
"It’s ironic that the Republicans are seemingly using the same lack of transparency that led to our state having one of the worst cases of gerrymandering in history"
“The GOP has let the taxpayers of Wisconsin down.”
“This is another shameless attack by Republicans on Wisconsin workers.”