Politics & Government
11:09 am
Fri May 2, 2014

50 Assembly Republicans Call on WI GOP to Reject Secession Resolution

A letter the 50 signed, calling the resolution "worthless", will be handed to delegates attending this weekend's GOP convention in Milwaukee.

Registration began Friday in downtown Milwaukee

The letter urges them to reject the secession item they will vote on Saturday. Members of the 6th Congressional District advanced the resolution, urging GOP leaders to consider seceding from the union, if the federal government becomes tyrannical.

Rep. Jim Steineke of Kaukauna authored the letter. It states in part, "The Republican State Convention is a time to put our best foot forward to show the state and country what conservative ideals can bring if given the chance to be implemented. Unfortunately, a small minority of members wish to prove a meaningless point by voting on a resolution regarding secession...Today, we call on each one of you to reject the worthless resolution.”

The letter also describes the GOP as being "the party that embraces patriotism and love of country."