Monday, March 14, 2011

Fitzgerald: Senate Dems Can't Vote

I fact-checked this email because it seems unbelievable even for this crew.

The votes of Senate Dems in committee will not be counted or recorded. He will let them attend these public meetings, which, you know, is really nice of him.

And here it on WisPolitics:

Sen. Fitzgerald: Email re: Senate Democrat voting privileges in standing committees

From: Sen.Fitzgerald

Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 3:52 PM

To: *Legislative Senate Republicans
Subject: Senate Democrat voting privileges in standing committees

Dear Members,

With the return of the Senate Democrats this weekend, questions have arisen regarding Democrat members’ participation in Senate standing committee public hearings and executive sessions.

Please note that all 14 Democrat senators are still in contempt of the Senate. Therefore, when taking roll call votes on amendments and bills during executive sessions, Senate Democrats’ votes will not be reflected in the Records of Committee Proceedings or the Senate Journal. They are free to attend hearings, listen to testimony, debate legislation, introduce amendments, and cast votes to signal their support/opposition, but those votes will not count, and will not be recorded.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact my office.

Thank you,

Scott Fitzgerald
Senate Majority Leader
13th Senate District


  1. I have been spitting and sputtering since I heard this garbage from Fitzgerald. Who appointed him king of Wisconsin? I voted for Mark Miller and my rep has a right to speak for me.

  2. Update: Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald has graciously re-bestowed voting rights to the Democratic senators. Probably because they used their "Please" words.