Photo: "Wisconsin Criminals"
Illinois young republicans today re-released their web ad in wake of the action today taken by the Wisconsin State Senate.
Senators in Wisconsin passed a resolution stating that – effective 4pm today- the 14 Democratic Senators who continue to hide out in Illinois in their effort to prevent passage of the budget repair bill, are in contempt and are to be taken “with or without force and assistance from police.”
Illinois Young Republican Chairman Dennis Cook said, “Now that the 14 Democrats are officially fugitives on the run from the law, we feel this is a perfect opportunity to renew our efforts and assist our neighbors in Wisconsin. We encourage all the residents of Illinois to contact Governor Quinn and demand him to help too.”
The 14 Senators fled their home state of Wisconsin on February 17th to avoid a vote on a controversial piece on budget legislation that would allow the Wisconsin Government more flexibility when negotiating contractual terms with union leaders.
The ad, showing the 14 Wisconsin Senators as fugitives on the run, asserts that the individuals are avoiding making tough decisions and evading their responsibilities as lawmakers. The ad goes on to state that, “These democratic legislators must be returned to their home state to face their voters and force them to do the job that they were elected to do and the job that they were paid to do.” The ad ends with an appeal to call Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to tell him to return the Senators to Wisconsin.