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.”
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“These Republican bills do nothing to address the burden of student debt and the people of Wisconsin shouldn’t fall for the Republicans’ lack of action with these modest election-year smoke and mirrors.”
“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Rep. Tamara Grigsby.”
“Assembly Democrats stand united against hateful speech, no matter when or where that occurs.”