Wisconsin State Troopers Sent Out to Retrieve AWOL Dems …Update: They’re Hiding In Chicago
February 18, 2011
by Jim Hoft
State troopers were sent out this morning to retrieve the AWOL state democratic senators.
According to the Wisconsin senate majority leader, the Governor’s office is sending out state troopers to go after Wisconsin’s Democratic Senate members to bring in a vote on Governor Walker’s budget bill which would dramatically limit government workers union’s ability to negotiate many of their benefits.
“They are prepared to dispatch state troopers to go out to some of the residences of some of the senators,” said Republican State Senator Scott Fitzgerald on Newsradio 620 WTMJ’s “Midday with Charlie Sykes.”
“We don’t know that everybody is out of state. These troopers are going to go and try to escort these senators back to the chamber.”
The State Patrol cannot go after the Democratic senators who have left the state, and Democratic State Senator Jon Erpenbach told “Wisconsin’s Morning News” that all 14 Democratic Senate members have fled Wisconsin and have not announced a timetable for their return.
UPDATE: 64% of Americans agree with Governor Walker that government employees should not be represented by labor unions.
UPDATE: The Wisconsin democrats are hiding in Chicago!