The following is a transcript of Todd’s morning radio commentary.
Hello Americans. I’m Todd Starnes with news and commentary next.
There is a Christmas tree controversy in the rotunda of the Wisconsin state capitol.
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Governor Tony Evers – who is a Democrat – decided not to put a tree in the building this year. Ending a 100 year tradition.
The China Virus – that’s the reason why.
That did not set well with Wisconsin Republicans – so they decided asked permission to haul out the holly and deck the rotunda with some yuletide spirit.
State bureaucrats turned down their request – so state representatives Paul Tittl and Shae Sortwell took matters into their own hands.
“The governor said no, but we decided we were going to put one up anyhow,” Tittl told News 3. “It’s been over a 100 year tradition in the capitol and I know that with all the stuff that’s going on with COVID this year, we shouldn’t forget that tradition.”
Well, that set off Democrats who accused the Republicans of bypassing the committee process and breaking statehouse rules.
Whether or not the governor allows the tree to stand is not clear – but it’s really absurd.
“My hope is that we can bring some relief to a lot of hardworking and unemployed people in the state of Wisconsin,” Tittl said. “This disease had a nasty toll on everyone.”
The good people of Wisconsin have been through a lot this year – we all have – and what better way to remember the hope we have than gathering around a Christmas Tree?
I’m Todd Starnes