Brave men and women in uniform combat terrorists everyday. Terrorists use violence in an effort to destroy our American way-of-life.  To imply fellow Republican legislators are terrorists is the type of hyperbolic rhetoric Wisconsinites are tired of hearing. Wisconsinites expect more of their leaders than to make these kind of personal attacks.
The legislative process requires both houses to approve the same bill. Speaker Vos demanded other senators and I voted for the state budget, without amendments, on a specific date.  We did.  I worked with Senate colleagues and the Governor to ensure the budget bill represented the best interest of all Wisconsinites by slowing the growth of government and establishing important reforms. The final budget included nearly 100 vetoes.
I look forward to working with Governor Walker on our party’s fall agenda. I hope all Republicans can move beyond name calling and continue working to implement  conservative priorities.