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


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