Tags: grothman | gop | madison | unsafe | vote

GOP's Grothman: Madison Unsafe After Vote

Wednesday, 09 Mar 2011 10:54 PM

By Hiram Reisner

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Wisconsin GOP State Sen. Glenn Grothman says he and fellow Republicans had to leave Madison under police protection – after voting Wednesday night to limit public workers’ collective bargaining rights – because of the angry mob that gathered outside the Capitol building.

“I had to leave the Capitol, we felt it was not safe for Republicans to be in Madison, Wisconsin, tonight,” Grothman told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren. “We left the Capitol about 15 minutes after the vote under police protection because there was an angry mob – and we were told to get out of Madison as quickly as possible.

“We cleared the state’s politicians out of the building,” Grothman said from Milwaukee. “The State Assembly will have to return tomorrow and finish the job.”

Van Susteren asked why the GOP senators did not take action days earlier.

“We kept being led on by the Senate Democrats, who kept telling us, implying, they would be back the next day,” Grothman said. “We didn’t want to get people upset. Finally this morning, when one more time they didn’t show up – despite rumors that maybe somebody was going to break ranks – we finally felt, well, if nobody is going to do it, we’ve got to go ahead without them.”


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Cambodia HIV Outbreak: 100-Plus People Diagnosed; Investigation Sought

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:50 PM

More than 100 HIV infections in a single Cambodian village have spurred the country's prime minister to ask for an inves . . .

Slender Man Case: Two Girls Competent to Stand Trial in Stabbing

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:26 PM

Two girls who allegedly stabbed a 12-year-old friend over the online game Slender Man are competent to stand trial for a . . .

Kate Upton Sexiest Woman Alive; Model Apologizes to Teen Brother

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 17:52 PM

Model Kate Upton was selected as People magazine's first Sexiest Woman Alive, a month after Chris Hemsworth received the . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved