The Slow Career Suicide of Gordon Hintz Continues
Last Friday…. after the Assembly voted to engross the Budget Repair Bill, Hintz turned to a female colleague, Rep. Michelle Litjens and said: “You are F***king dead!”
“New Tone” folks.
I got to meet Michelle on Election night at the celebration party we as the Johnson Campaign were having at the EAA. She is a really nice, intelligent woman and small business owner who wants to get things done in Madison to control the cost and growth of government.
She’s set to be interviewed this afternoon on 620WTMJ by their afternoon host John Mercure on “Wisconsin’s Afternoon News” at 3 PM central time.
(Listen Live here.)
UPDATE: After this news went nationally viral, Hintz has apologized to Litjens.
Litjens said she accepted the apology, but has asked the Assembly leadership to discipline Hintz.
“Everyone was exhausted. We were on the floor 58 hours. (But) there is still no excuse for his comment,” Litjens said.
Litjens said she did not believe Hintz’ comments were meant for her personally. Rather, the comment was directed at the Republican Party as a whole for moving ahead on the governor’s bill.
“We should be able to civilly discuss issues we are passionate about without feeling threatened,” she said.