Shilling knocks GOP legislators as ‘stuck between denial and anger’

Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse, knocked GOP lawmakers Saturday, telling the state Dem convention they are obstructing “the change that people voted for last fall.”

Shilling has regularly chided Republicans on the Senate floor this session for failing to come to grips with Gov. Tony Evers’ win in November.

She struck a similar theme in her speech to party activists, saying Republicans are still working through the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

“You would think by now, they would be closer to the acceptance stage, but I think it’s clear they’re stuck somewhere between denial and anger,” Shilling said.

She told activists they can overcome the GOP obstruction, not because they’re angry or are seeking revenge for attacks by powerful special interest groups.

“We will do it because in Wisconsin, we believe in the opportunity for a better tomorrow for everyone, regardless of their zip code,” Shilling said.

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