Hopper: “If (you) want to clap, we will let you finish clapping,” Hopper said. “If you want to scream ‘shame,’ we’ll let you scream ‘shame.’”
A short “shame” chant then broke out
from the northwestern: “Several people in a crowd of about 200 displayed anger and dismay Monday night when state Sen. Randy Hopper, R-Fond du Lac, said a listening session would not involve answers from him.
Citizens filed into the Prairie Theater at UW-Fond du Lac, 400 University Drive, with concerns about loss of collective bargaining; signs supporting Hopper’s apparent Democratic opponent in a recall election, Jessica King; and worries about the educational system in Fond du Lac.
Hopper began the session by criticizing media for presenting the proposed budget as already being enacted, noting changes can be made with the input of citizens.
Michael Hochrein, a recreational supervisor at Taycheedah Correctional Institution (TCI) and the first person to speak, asked why Hopper would support removing collective bargaining rights from correctional officers.
When Hochrein finished, there were yells from the crowd demanding that Hopper address the question.
“I’m not going to be commenting and we’re not going to take questions,” Hopper said. “I’m here to listen to you today.” Hopper’s announcement was met with shouts of “Shame,” “You’ve never answered anything,” “You’re out of here” and “What the hell is the point of this?”
…“If (you) want to clap, we will let you finish clapping,” Hopper said. “If you want to scream ‘shame,’ we’ll let you scream ‘shame.’”
A short “shame” chant then broke out….” Read more HERE