MADISON (WKOW) -- The Republican Party of Dane County sent out a statement late Tuesday night, extending their criticism of Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi.
In the release sent out by Republican Party of Dane County spokesperson Jeff Waksman, Sumi is described as a "leftist," her son as a "left wing activist," and stated that if she were to "enforce the law of Wisconsin," the jurist would "lose her friends!"
In it, the Dane County GOP also accuses Sumi of prioritizing "foie gras" over "the well being of the people of Wisconsin."
See the full text of the release below:
Republican Party of Dane County Apologizes To Judge Sumi
"The Republican Party of Dane County sent out a press release on March 29th criticizing Judge Maryann Sumi for holding up the publication of Governor Scott Walker's collective bargaining reform bill. Upon further reflection we'd like to apologize for not understanding her point of view.
Sure, Governor Walker's bill is unquestionably constitutional, increases worker's rights and helps local government balance budgets without having to fire public workers. The Wisconsin state legislature consulted with their non-partisan parliamentarian to make sure that the passage of the bill followed the rules of the Senate and Assembly. But this isn't about the law, is it?
The Republican Party of Dane County recognizes that Judge Sumi is a leftist living in Dane County. Her friends are leftists living in Dane County. Her son is a left wing activist in Dane County. She goes to cocktail parties held by leftists in Dane County. She shops at organic gourmet food shops run by leftists living in Dane County. If she were to enforce the law of Wisconsin and do what was in the best interest of the people of Wisconsin, she'd be exiled from her lifestyle. She'd lose her friends!
The leadership of the Republican Party of Dane County have all made the choice to stand against the Dane County elite. We accept that Left feels righteous vandalizing our homes and keying our cars. It's only fair. We disagree based upon logic and principle. That is intolerable! We prioritize the Constitution and the well being of the people of Wisconsin over foie gras at cocktail parties. That's the choice we made. We respect Judge Sumi's decision to live her life with the rich diversity that liberals cherish."
In an e-mail to 27 News, Jeff Waksman explained the Dane County Republicans strategy of sending out a second press release giving them the ability to send out "something in time for the evening TV newscasts and newspapers" (referring to the initial release), saying it was going to take them several hours to "put together something more creative."
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