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Friday, June 03, 2016

 7:55 PM 

Shilling knocks Republicans and their walls

Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse, knocked Republicans and their walls in her speech to the party’s grassroots.

She said all Republicans talk about is walls, especially “yuge” ones, getting in a dig on presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s calls for a wall running along the Mexican border. Schilling also knocked Gov. Scott Walker over comments during his failed presidential bid that suggested he was open to considering a wall along the norther border with Canada.

“A wall to keep the 'Yoopers' out might be next if Republicans in Madison get their way,” Shilling said, referencing the nickname for residents of upper Michigan.

Shilling said Republicans seem to constantly look for ways to “block people out” and eliminate any hope that hardworking families have for success.

She said she has hopes for a future of hope, optimism and boundless potential, where schools are properly funded “and children are encouraged to dream big.” That dream also includes families earning a living wage, where the state invests in infrastructure and there is access to clean drinking water.

It’s a place, she said, where “walls meant to keep people out are toppled and replaced with bridges that bring people together.”

-- By JR Ross



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