Last night, a town hall meeting was conducted with Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI-5th District), Wisconsin State Senator Leah Vukmir (R-5th District-Wauwatosa/West Allis), and Wisconsin State Rep. Dale Kooyenga (R-14th District-Wauwatosa/Brookfield) at the Wauwatosa Public Library.
Before the meeting started, Congressman Sensenbrenner strictly explained to participants the ground rules of the meeting and advised that “the meeting was an exchange of ideas and not a cheering session.” Because the meeting was held at the library, Sensenbrenner stressed to participants that they should be considerate of people in the upper level of the library and that they are guests. During the entire meeting, there was a lot of yelling and shouting directed at Senator Vukmir when she answered questions.
There was one portion of the meeting where a liberal activist made a scene of himself and accused Congressman Sensenbrenner of being “un-American” over requests he made to participants to follow proper decorum. I filmed the final seven minutes of the meeting where a Sussex-Hamilton teacher acted very snippy when asking her question to Senator Vukmir. The teacher got snippy because she was told by the Congressman that her question could not be deferred to someone else.
When the teacher went up to the podium, she resorted to the union talking points on collective bargaining when asking her question. After Vukmir gave her response, the crowd interrupted and shouted at the Senator. Congressman Sensenbrenner gave a final warning to meeting participants. After another interruption, the meeting was adjourned and people were yelling their displeasure. Minutes later, a near-altercation happened by the podium after someone used the microphone to give a piece of his mind.
Below are the YouTube clips. The upper clip shows the final minutes leading to adjournment while the lower clip shows a liberal activist making a scene of himself. Today’s TMJ 4 in Milwaukee got the YouTube clip of the final minutes before adjournment and it will be highlighted on tonight’s 6p news.