Wisconsin GOP state senator on overnight Capitol protests: ‘The building’s becoming a pigsty’
A lot can be said about so-called “peaceful” demonstrations by examining the condition of the protest site. In Madison where protests have erupted over whether or not government public employees are entitled to collectively bargain, Wisconsin Republican state Sen. Glenn Grothman has called attention to the condition of the state’s Capitol building.
On MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” Tuesday, Grothman explained the justification for wanting to limit the number of people in the building: it’s becoming unsanitary.
“Well, we’re trying to keep some people out of the building because right now the building’s becoming a pigsty,” Grothman said. “People are staying overnight, the building smells. We used to have nice little groups of fourth grade children walking through the building. There was something called the ‘Senate Scholar’ program in which high school kids could track us around. All that is being shut down by a bunch of slobs taking up the building. We can no longer continue to have all those slobs in the building.”