Republicans question Taylor’s spot on Finance Committee

    Co-chair Alberta Darling says Milwaukee Democratic Sen. Lena Taylor should be removed from the Joint Finance Committee, calling her behavior in meetings disrespectful.
    Darling (R-River Hills) was on conservative talk show host Charlie Sykes’ program to talk about protester tactics in Madison. She said the disrespect shown by protesters has spilled over to Taylor.
    "She doesn’t feel like she has to respect the voice and the opinions of the chair," Darling said. "She can call people liars. This level of disrespect for the process, disrespect for rules of law and disrespect for the process of doing legislation for the people of Wisconsin is a concern."
    Taylor’s office declined comment. The office of Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller (D-Monona) did not return calls.
    Fellow JFC member Glenn Grothman (West Bend) called last week for Taylor to be removed from the committee after she urged a boycott of Georgia Pacific products.
    "Your purchase supports destruction of democracy, two words … Koch Brothers. Join the boycott, send this to all of your Facebook Friends," Taylor posted on her Facebook page.
    GP’s parent company is Koch Industries, and the Koch brothers are major donors to conservative causes. The company, praised by the Green Bay mayor after Taylor’s post, also employs hundreds of Wisconsin workers.

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