On the heels of the manufactured outrage from so many on the right regarding Democratic State Rep. Chris Sinicki’s characterization of Gov. Scott Walker’s State of the State address as “full of shit,” it’s been widely rumored Rep. Sinicki’s seat would become a target for Republican. Last week Rep. Sinicki got her first Republican opponent, and now I’ve heard from a trusted source that Republicans in the State Assembly are planning on attempting to censure Rep. Sinicki.
I’ve been told Republicans have a privileged resolution to censure Rep. Sinicki drafted and ready to go. According to my source, Republicans intend on censuring Rep. Sinicki unless she apologizes on the floor. Reached for comment, Rep. Sinicki told me she refuses to apologize on the floor of the Assembly for disagreeing with Gov. Walker. However, Rep. Sinicki did note that she has already aapologized for her choice of words, stating, “I have apologized publicly at least 3 times for using a naughty word, and I have sent a personal note to the Governor. I will not apologize for speaking my mind and standing up for the people of this state.”
As far as I can tell, the only time a sitting member of the State Assembly has been censured was when they committed a criminal act, so if Republicans in the Assembly do attempt to censure Rep. Sinicki it will set a troublesome and disappointing precedent.