Earlier today, Republican State Rep. Robin Vos issued a press release announcing he’ll be submitting an amendment to the state constitution that would make it more difficult for recall elections to be triggered. In Vos’ press release, he outlined his concerns about the amount of taxpayer dollars wasted on “unnecessary recalls” (tell that to the voters in the 32nd and 18th senate districts), saying (emphasis added):
“No longer should taxpayer dollars be wasted on unnecessary recall elections that were triggered by a vote that some special interest group didn’t like.” said Rep. Vos. “It undermines our democracy and wastes precious taxpayer dollars that are needed elsewhere.”
Curiously, I don’t recall seeing a press release issued by Rep. Vos expressing his concerns about the “precious taxpayer dollars” wasted (to the tune of $400,000) when his fellow Republicans ran fake Democratic candidates in Democratic primaries in order to give those Republican State Senators facing recall elections a little more time to raise money and campaign.
As I wrote in the title, Robin Vos can take his manufactured outrage and shove it where the sun don’t shine….the hypocrite.