It is time to speak up, Mr. Speaker. Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is being ordered to testify in the long-running legal battle over how Wisconsin’s legislative maps are drawn. A three-judge panel ruled that Vos, who spent weeks fighting the effort to have him testify about how the maps were drawn to help Republicans win election must appear in court. The judges called this an exceptional case, and point out “Vos was a key figure in enacting that plan and was involved in nearly every stage of the process.” Vos was the one who hired private attorneys to help draw the boundaries, ordered the meetings to be held in secret and forced fellow party members to sign a pledge not to speak of the process in public. And clearly he doesn’t want to answer questions about that, or how it could be that democrat candidates earned more votes, but republican candidates still kept their office. It is because the system is rigged before you and I ever step into the voting booth. So what is Vos’ reaction to the ruling? He plans to appeal. Costing us taxpayers even more. We should be suspicious whenever a politician works so hard to keep the public out of the process and bills taxpayers for the attorney hired to protect him. Wisconsin’s Assembly Speaker needs to testify about what happened, and it shouldn’t take a judge’s ruling to make that happen.
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