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#WisconsinPowerGrab has been delayed.
Two overflow rooms are filled to capacity.
People are very upset.
Legislators starting to file in now. #WisconsinPowerGrab
.@ChrisTaylorWI shooting video holding up a lame (rubber) duck.
Delay is due to press conference being held.
Can hear chanting from the hallway outside of the session.
Tug of war at the door. People trying to flood room.
Republicans getting booed as they enter room.
8 hours of time being allotted for testimony. @JonErpenbach being told any questions Dem reps ask will be taking time away from the public being allowed to speak.
#BananaRepublic #WisconsinPowerGrab
Chants of “Respect our vote” very audible from people in the hallway.
.@RepNygren not allowing @ChrisTaylorWI to make a statement calling out the power grab.
Told her now is the time for questions only.
.@ChrisTaylorWI making point that what is going on is unprecedented.
Keep in mind Wisconsin has a right leaning Supreme Court.
Crowd in hallway now singing “We shall overcome”
.@RepNygren threatening to clear room after accusing @RepShankland of playing to the crowd.
She brought up how legislation was introduced late Friday and is being rushed through #WIGOPPowergrab
.@rep89 claiming “this isn’t an attack on Democracy”.
After room erupts he again threatens to clear room.
.@rep89 having woman removed.
Man speaking earlier in video was first to be asked to leave.
.@JonErpenbach asked who’s idea this power grab is.
@rep89 won’t answer.
.@ChrisTaylorWI again being accused of being out of order for asking question.
@rep89 says he can ask questions because he’s the chair.
Discussing WEDC now. Taking away Governor’s ability to name CEO as well as how many appointments made.
WEDC is a slush fund that rewards @GovWalker donors.
Another man being asked to leave.
#WisconsinPowerGrab will allow Vos and Fitzgerald to hire legal counsel for legislators and employees.
@JonErpenbach asks if the Republicans expect to need legal help in the near future.
Author of the #WisconsinPowerGrab Speaker Robin Vos will not be present to testify today.
#WisconsinPowerGrab will allow hiring of private attorney by Vos or Fitzgerald that will be able to overrule democratically elected Attorney General.
Thanks @ChrisTaylorWI for making that known.
This is a coup and those being taken out have yet to be sworn in.
Great running into @benwikler earlier in the hallway.
“This is going to cost a lot of money”
@ChrisTaylorWI speaking about how GOP leadership can hire several private law firms.
.@RepShankland just had question answered as to when the #WisconsinPowerGrab was drafted.
No exact date given but it was AFTER Republicans lost the elections.
Incoming Attorney General @JoshKaulWI would need to come before JFC and ask permission to stop lawsuit attacking pre-existing conditions. @RepShankland points out those elected by thousands would have more power than AG who received more than 1 million votes.
.@JonErpenbach pointing out @JoshKaulWI ran on ending the lawsuit protecting ACA pre-existing conditions.
People of Wisconsin have spoken.
This power grab is a slap in the face to everyone who voted.
Now on to moving the election date that would help GOP elect a conservative Supreme Court Justice.
@SenFitzgerald already admitted this.
Two more asked to leave.
Chorus of boos after @rep89 accuses @ChrisTaylorWI of “playing to the show”.
The power grab is bad enough. No need for insults.
People are openly laughing at @rep89 making silly claims that early voting restriction is a fairness issue.
He claims urban areas have an advantage over rural areas.
@JonErpenbach says we should get those areas more resources- not take away.
#WisconsinPowerGrab bill calling for special election that will benefit GOP will cost us 6.8 million dollars.
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