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Thursday, March 5, 2015

 11:20 AM 

Assembly Dems start right-to-work debate by calling on Walker to apologize to Act 10 protesters

Assembly Dems started today's debate by introducing a resolution calling on Gov. Scott Walker to apologize to Capitol protesters after an uproar over comments that some interpreted as comparing them to ISIS.

Speaking in Washington, D.C., last week, Walker was asked how he could confront the terrorist group known as ISIS and ISIL.

“If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world,” Walker said.

The guv has rejected the suggestion he was comparing the terrorist organization to protesters who flooded the Capitol during the debate over his collective bargaining changes for public employees. Instead, he has said the comment was an example of the challenges he's faced as guv and his leadership.

Dems used a procedural move to introduce the resolution before debate began on right-to-work and then made a motion to put it on the Assembly floor for a vote. They then began knocking Walker for his comments, calling them outrageous and offensive.

The resolution concludes:

"Wisconsin’s state employees are second to none in our nation. Our citizens expect great service, and you have delivered. The state assembly knows you will continue to deliver top−notch programs for Wisconsin’s taxpayers. The state assembly thanks you again for your service to our state, and with deep hearts the state assembly apologizes for Governor Walker’s insensitive comments."


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