Statement on Rep. Bob Gannon’s Racially Insensitive Remarks and Obscene Gesture on Assembly Floor
"Representative Gannon should be ashamed to call himself a State Representative in light of his actions yesterday."
MADISON – Today, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning released the following statement regarding the racially insensitive remarks defended by Rep. Bob Gannon and the obscene gesture made by Gannon on the first Assembly session day of 2016:
“Representative Gannon should be ashamed to call himself a State Representative in light of his actions yesterday. It is a sad day when doing the people’s work in our state capitol is interrupted by a legislator breaking the most basic rules of civility and decent behavior.
“Rep. Gannon has apologized since yesterday’s incident, but his refusal to apologize for his remarks about the city of Milwaukee and its residents remains unacceptable.
“Rep. Gannon should apologize not only for his reprehensible actions on the Assembly floor, but for showing an outright dissrespect to the people of Milwaukee, the people of Wisconsin, and the people’s house he is supposed to represent.”