Wednesday, January 13, 2016

"GOP lawmaker flips off minority leader on Assembly floor"

From The Journal

11 hours ago  •  MOLLY BECK, 608-252-6135 (15) Comments

"Rep. Bob Gannon apologized Tuesday for raising his middle finger toward Democratic Minority Leader Peter Barca on the floor of the Assembly.

"Gannon, R-Slinger, made the gesture and stormed off the Assembly floor during an emotional debate with Milwaukee lawmakers over comments Gannon recently made about crime in black neighborhoods of Milwaukee. He apologized for the gesture, but not for his remarks.

"The eruption occurred on the first floor day of the Assembly’s spring 2016 session."

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