Yeah, Republican State Rep. Bob Gannon is a real “class act.”
Senate Minority Leader Peter Barca, a Kenosha Democrat, rose on Tuesday to argue with Rep. Bob Gannon over a news release Gannon issued last week complaining about Milwaukee’s homicide rate and how more homicides occur in black neighborhoods with high unemployment rates.
Gannon, a Slinger Republican, made an obscene gesture toward Barca. The minority leader looked shocked and demanded Republican leaders reprimand him.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, a Republican, hurried out of his office and whispered to Gannon, who then stood up and apologized for making what he called an improper gesture in the heat of battle.
What I find interesting about Bob Gannon flipping Peter Barca the bird on the floor of the Assembly is the lack of outrage by the same conservatives who caterwauled and called for Democratic Rep. Christine Sinicki’s head when she referred to Gov. Scott Walker in a less than flattering term.
That’s hypocrisy folks, plain and simple.