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Rep. Vos Selected to Lead Assembly Republican Caucus, Not State of Wisconsin

Vos Should Choose Another Road, Drop Divisive Attacks on Will of Wisconsin Voters

By - Nov 12th, 2018 03:06 pm
Robin Vos

Robin Vos

MADISON, Wis. — State Representative Robin Vos was selected leader of the Assembly Republican caucus by his colleagues today. Despite Vos and his fellow Republicans garnering only 45 percent of the votes cast in State Assembly races while Democrats swept every statewide office on the ballot, Republicans will return as the Assembly majority for the 2019-20 legislative session.

Despite the lack of any electoral mandate, Vos has indicated he intends to convene a lame duck session of the legislature to try to pass controversial, divisive measures intended to impede Governor-elect Tony Evers.

The following are the statements of One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross:

“Rep. Vos was selected by his colleagues to lead a caucus that garnered only 45 percent of the votes cast in Assembly races statewide.

“He was not elected Governor. He does not have a mandate from the people of Wisconsin for his brand of extreme partisanship. Yet he insists on doubling down on his divide and conquer approach.

“Rep. Vos should choose another road for himself and his caucus and drop his divisive agenda immediately. Just last week the voters of Wisconsin elected Tony Evers and Democrats to every statewide office on the ballot and Rep. Vos should respect their decision.”

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One thought on “Rep. Vos Selected to Lead Assembly Republican Caucus, Not State of Wisconsin”

  1. Paultrotter2 says:

    “Here’s a novel idea for Republicans in general and Speaker Vos in particular: Maybe you should respect the decision of the voters, not try to change the rules just because you don’t like the outcome, and accept the offer to at least try to restore some semblance of bipartisanship to our state.”

    https://madison.com/wsj/opinion/letters/vos-should-cooperate-with-evers—-scott-whitney/article_9039475e-c0d1-52f1-9025-60a2f4ce74c8.html

    I wonder if Voss has even asked his constituents if they want better healthcare in WI. Perhaps he should as the 10,000 + voters who voted against him? Perhaps he should let the people who voted for him know the facts. I supsect Vos did 0.0 door knocking in his district. Why – because it is so heavily gerrymandered that he doesn’t have to. He chose his voters – not the other way around. Shameful arrogance.

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