FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2020
CONTACT: Rep. Jim Steineke
Dems Place Party Politics Ahead of Saving Lives
MADISON – Today, the Assembly failed to override Governor Evers’ veto of Assembly Bill 76 when several Democrat members doubled back on their commitment to constituents, flip flopping their vote in favor of Evers and their party bosses. Instead of voting to protect our most vulnerable, Representatives Doyle (D-Onalaska), Meyers (D-Bayfield), and Vruwink (D-Milton) chose to play party politics and put the lives of many in jeopardy.
The veto override failed on a 63-36 party line vote. Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) released the following statement after the vote:
“It is incredibly disheartening to see representatives bend to the will of their party to the detriment of their constituents. This job has only one requirement: represent the best interest of the people who sent us to Madison. It is certainly a sad day when three of my Democratic colleagues decide to not live up to that standard.
“Protecting our elderly and disabled, and ensuring they have access to the care they need should not have been a partisan issue. I am disappointed that a bipartisan piece of legislation that would have made a huge difference for so many of our communities has gotten caught in the crossfire of petty party politics. Wisconsinites deserve better.”