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Condemning violence in Washington considered not relevant to Wisconsin Senate

Scott Robert Shaw



It is clear we are well on our way down a slippery slope if we can’t agree, as Americans, that the violence at the U.S. Capitol was wrong and should be publicly denounced. Yet that is the case in the Wisconsin capitol, where this week the Wisconsin Senate failed to pass a resolution condemning the death and violence in Washington. They didn’t get a chance to pass such a bill, because Republican leadership would not allow the resolution to be brought to the floor for a vote. The resolution would have acknowledged that Joe Biden won the election and condemn the deadly riot along with President Trump’s claims of a stolen election. But it was deemed to be not of relevance to the Senate. Not relevant? To the same Senate that finds it relevant to name official state rocks and official state tartans? Failing to condemn what has happened in Washington is no better than encouraging it. When our nation’s capitol is under attack, when feces is smeared on the walls of the Capitol, when a police officer is murdered, all in an effort to undo a duly certified election, we should all be alarmed. And we should at every opportunity proclaim loudly that such actions were wrong. Perhaps it is the Wisconsin Senate that lacks relevance here.

Scott Robert Shaw serves as WIZM Program Director and News Director, and delivers the morning news on WKTY, Z-93 and 95.7 The Rock. Scott has been at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 1989, and authors Wisconsin's only daily radio editorial, "As I See It" heard on WIZM each weekday morning and afternoon.

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    January 14, 2021 at 10:32 am

    Scott, you are correct when you suggest that the Wisconsin State Senate, at least the Republican senators, are not relevant. They haven’t been relevant in fighting the Corona virus; they haven’t been relevant to improve educational opportunities in Wisconsin, and they haven’t been relevant to improve healthcare for Wisconsin citizens. They are only against violence if they can blame it on black protesters or Democrats.

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    Clyde Fromona

    January 14, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    In 2001 the New York Times hired people to recount one more time the Florida Presidential ballots. Turns out the NYT found another 1100 votes for George W Bush. W really won!
    I agree the Senate should have convened long ago to resolve the Wuhan Red Death virus to be illegal. The Federal virus bailout put $2 billion in Gov. Evers hands for virus remediation. Where is that money?
    Why did the Wisc Senate resolution need to include anything other than condemnation of every person who crossed the police barricade? Could it have been political?
    Let’s hang on until the New York Times does a 7 State recount to prove who won the election, just like they did in 2001. Then we can celebrate who really won!

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    Clyde Fromona

    January 14, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    FYI: Bags of Urine and Feces are the calling cards of democrats.

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