Earlier today, cowardly WI Dem State Senators fled the state capital to avoid voting on the Governor Walker’s union busting budget bill. Rumors were that they were out of state. Weasel Zippers reported:
The Senate majority leader, Scott Fitzgerald, who is ordering the state police to track down the wayward Democratic senators is the son of the head of the state police, Steve Fitzgerald, who in turn was appointed to the top spot by Walker. Steve Fitzgerald is also the father of the state’s speaker of the House, Jeff Fitzgerald.
As for whether the Democratic senators have in fact left the state, the spokesperson for the state Democratic Party tells TPM: “I know the whereabouts of not a single Democratic senator. I do not know what latitude they’re on, or know what longitude they’re on. I assume they’re in this hemisphere, I’ll say that.”
The miscreants have been located:
MADISON – Democratic State Senators who protested the budget repair bill by leaving the state have been found.
The lawmakers are in the Best Western Clock Tower Resort in Rockford Illinois.
Law enforcement officials have been looking for at least one Democratic senator to bring in for a quorum required for a fiscal measure, but Democratic Senator Jon Erpenbach confirmed to Newsradio 620 WTMJ that he and all of his Democratic colleagues boarded a bus and left the state.
“We’re not in Wisconsin right now,” Erpenbach said. “The reason why we’re doing this is because there are some jurisdictional issues that we’d be dealing with.”
The Senate’s Sergeant at Arms cannot compel Senators’ attendance in an open session if they are outside of state lines.
Here’s where their staying:
I bet they brought their wives and kids….
The Weekly Standard has the Gov’s message to Dems: Scott Walker to Wisconsin Democrats: Get Back to Work
Ya gotta love citizen journalism:
Breitbart TV: Tea Party Drives Senate Dems Back to Madison
Michael Savage; “The whole world is on fire from this revolutionary in the White House…”
Ace reports that Tennessee is also proposing busting the teachers union.
For the past two years, liberals have tried ever so hard to pin the climate of hatred and violence on the right, but lefties always end up screwing up the narrative.
Watch Wisconsin, Part III: A state government employee speaks; Madison schools, plus 7 other districts shut down a second day; Michael Moore says Wisconsin is the “new Cairo;” Dems boycott legis. debate
Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, thanks!