Friday, September 16, 2011

Badger State Civility Update- Deranged Progressive Stalker Assaults State Lawmaker With Beer

Not even two weeks after Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa called on union members to "Take these sons of bitches out" in a speech followed up by a violent attack on a Washington state grain unloading facility, a Racine, WI activist stalking State Republican lawmaker Robin Vos and dumping beer on his head during a shouting match at a Madison, WI tavern.
A report from the Madison Police Department identifies the victim as a 43-year-old state lawmaker from Burlington, a description that matches Rep. Robin Vos (R-Burlington), co-chairman of the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee. Vos' office confirmed he was the victim but would not say anything else about the matter, since it was being investigated by police.

The incident happened at the Inn on the Park, 22 S. Carroll St. Witnesses said a man came into the tavern and swore at three lawmakers, calling them criminals. A bartender said the man used the words to the effect of "money" and "damn Republicans," according to the police report.

Another man was recording the incident with a video camera when the bartender asked him to stop. That's when the person who had been yelling dumped the beer on Vos' head, according to the report.

The police report says beer splashed onto two other lawmakers, Rep. Scott Suder (R-Abbotsford) and Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette).

Vos told police that the man has been harassing him since February, though previous encounters had not involved physical contact. The representative did not know the suspect's name, but a female State Capitol employee, who was with the group, gave police a name and said Capitol Police would have his contact information, according to the report. Police believe he's a 26-year-old.
Madison police say that 26 year old Miles Kristan turned himself in to police and was cited for disorderly conduct before being released without incident.

News of the confrontation was met with approval by progressives and union activists on Twitter. [Wonder how they would feel if somebody from the Tea Party did the same thing to one of the Democrat lawmakers who fled the state earlier this year?- NANESB!]

[Hat tip- Lumberjack in a Desert; Gateway Pundit]

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