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Ill. Tea Party Official Confronts Senators

Friday, 18 Feb 2011 07:23 PM

By Hiram Reisner

A Rockford, Ill., tea party coordinator Friday confronted and videotaped two of the 14 Democratic senators who fled Wisconsin wisconsin,senate,teaparty,illinoisfor Illinois the day before, to avoid voting on the budget bill that has enraged union members and supporters, sparked days of raucous demonstrations, and brought the state Capitol to a virtual standstill.

David Hale told Fox News he received a Facebook message that alerted him to their location, saw media crews, and began grilling and videotaping the two shocked senators, who refused to divulge their identities as they entered a car.

“Excuse me, sir, why aren’t you doing your job in Wisconsin today?” Hale asked one, according to the videotape he provided to Fox News.

“I’m leaving right now to do my job in Wisconsin,” the senator replied.

“Why didn’t you do it earlier today, sir?” Hale continued. “You were supposed to be on the House -- to at least be on the House floor to allow them to have a vote, and you didn’t do it. Why not?”

“I’m not so sure that’s my job today. My job today is to delay a vote on a piece of legislation the people of the state have said: ‘We have not time to consider the consequences of,’” the senator replied.

He turned to his colleague and said: “Let’s get going, this is my friend from the tea party.”

Hale told Fox News that when he arrived, the unidentified senators “where shocked, and then they just made a beeline to their car.”

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