Wisconsin Republicans nix secession resolution

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
Wisconsin Republicans have defeated a tea party-backed resolution demanding legislators pass bills affirming the state

(MGN Online)

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Wisconsin Republicans have defeated a tea party-backed resolution demanding legislators pass bills affirming the state's right to secede from the union and nullifying federal laws.

Delegates gathered the party's state convention in Milwaukee on Saturday voted on a voice vote to strip the secession language from the resolution and then voted on another voice vote the entire measure down.

The GOP's ultra-conservative wing in southeastern Wisconsin's 6th congressional district drew up the resolution. Republican leaders tried to downplay it, including Gov. Scott Walker. He has said most GOP officials in Wisconsin don't agree with it. Wisconsin Republican Party Executive Director Joe Fadness predicted the resolution would fail and 50 Assembly Republicans sent a letter to all delegates urging them to reject the resolution.

AP-WF-05-03-14 2104GMT


The comment sections of our web set are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from the viewers but we are not obligated to post comments we feel inappropriate or violate our guidelines. Here are some of the criteria you should follow when posting comments:

Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. Children and families visit this site. We will delete comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.

We will delete all comments using hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our web site.

Comments should not attack other readers personally.

We will delete comments we deem offensive, in bad taste, or out of bounds. We are not obligated to post comments that are rude or insensitive.

We do not edit user-submitted comments.

As a host WEAU 13 News welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However, we have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason WEAU 13 News reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
WEAU 13 NEWS 1907 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 By Phone: Main Number (715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474. Tip Line (715) 839-WEAU - (715) 839-9328 Sports Line (715) 852-1537
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 257817801 - weau.com/a?a=257817801
Gray Television, Inc.