Contact: Sen. Mark Miller (D – Monona) (608)266-9170
MADISON, WI – Senator Mark Miller (D-Monona) offered the weekly Democratic radio address today.
The audio file of this week’s address can be found here:
A written transcript of the address is below:
“Hello, this is Senator Mark Miller with this week’s Democratic Radio Address.
“An extraordinary session was convened this week by Republicans for the purpose of disrespecting the voters of Wisconsin by removing certain powers of their newly elected governor and Attorney General and transferring them to the legislature.
“The voters of the state of Wisconsin elected Democrat Tony Evers to be their new governor and they elected Democrat Josh Kaul to be their Attorney General; in spite of the considerable advantage of incumbency and in spite of the barriers to voting designed to reduce Democratic voter turnout. They have stolen from the voters.
“This session would not have been called if Scott Walker had won. These bills do not serve a public purpose. They serve a blatantly partisan purpose.
“This session was extraordinary in more ways than one. Not only was it officially designated extraordinary, it is extraordinary because of poor loser mentality, chutzpah, peevishness, spite, and disrespect for democracy by shafting the voters of Wisconsin by passing legislation to thwart the people’s choice for the next governor.
“Republicans already tilted the legislative elections to their partisan advantage, now they have refused to accept the decision of the voters in elections they cannot gerrymander. Wisdom is knowing the right path to take, integrity is taking it. Scott Walker would be wise not to sign these bills.
“I’m not holding my breath.”