Republicans say Gov. Evers is “playing politics” calling special session

Governor Evers’ call for lawmakers to vote on pair of gun reform bills during the special session will be short-lived.

Republican leaders said they plan to end the special session as soon as it session begins, but as of 6:00 p.m., the session has not been called.

The day was filled with emotional stories from those impacted by gun violence as Democrats urged Republicans to act now on a pair of gun reform bills, universal background checks, and a “red flag” law. 

Senate Democrats met briefly in the chambers this afternoon, but not a single Republican showed up.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) said the governor is “playing politics” by calling this session because a majority of his caucus opposes proposals they believe infringe on someone’s second amendment rights.

Governor Evers sent a letter to Speaker Vos and Senator Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) a letter this morning urging them to act.

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