State Sen. Jennifer Shilling
Press Release

Republicans will do anything to hold onto power

GOP retaliate following court ruling to uphold right to representation

By - Mar 23rd, 2018 05:01 pm

MADISON, WI – In late December, Gov. Walker appointed two sitting legislators to his administration and, despite his sworn duty as Governor, failed to call for special elections, leaving thousands of Wisconsin residents without representation in Senate District 1 (SD 1) and Assembly District 42 (AD 42). Recently, a circuit court judge confirmed that the Governor has to call for special elections in SD 1 and AD 42. Following Senator Fitzgerald and Speaker Vos’s call for an extraordinary session to rig Wisconsin elections, Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) and Assembly Democratic Leader Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) released the following statements:

“Gov. Walker and legislative Republican’s sole focus is maintaining their grip on power and once again they are changing the laws to ensure their control,” said Shilling. “They want to undercut our judicial system and deny thousands of Wisconsin families their constitutional right to equal representation. The Republican efforts to prevent court ordered special elections from being held is the height of corruption and desperation. This is outrageous and the public should not accept this abuse of power.”

“It is clear how little respect the Majority has for the institution, the legislative process, and the people of Wisconsin,” said Hintz. “These are the games Republicans play when they are desperate and because they have failed those who elected them. Now they are rushing to change the state law so they don’t have to hold special elections after the court decision.  Wisconsin deserves better.  It is sad how far things have fallen in our state that behavior like this has become the norm under Wisconsin Republicans.”

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3 thoughts on “Republicans will do anything to hold onto power”

  1. Terry says:

    Wisconsin Republicans are vile scheming charlatans and demagogues. They must be removed from office or immediately tried for obstruction of jutice for ignoring and subverting the rule of law on Wisconsin! The law says people have the right to vote and special elections must be held. If these ekections are not held then Wisconsin has truly become a Tin Pot dictatorship now. A true Banana Republic. This nightmare must end! Who will stand up for We the People? We have the right to vote NOW in these special elections like the law says! If Republicans change the law because they are afraid of losing, then all hope is truly lost in Wisconsin.

  2. Tom says:

    This is the sleaziest thing I have ever seen a group of politicians do and that is saying a lot in Scott Walker’s Wisconsin. These GOP slimebags will do anything to stay in power, anything! They must all go in November. Can’t wait to vote democrat for the first time ever

  3. daniel golden says:

    The law the Republicans want to change is actually Article 4 of the Wisconsin Constitution, which is superior to any statute the GOP legislature passes. The Article uses the term “shall” in describing The Governors’ duties in calling a special election ,meaning it is required and not discretionary. At some point all but the most reptiled brained observer will hopefully say the looting, lying and stealing has gone too far.

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