Wisconsin Republicans will vote at their convention next month on a proposal affirming the state’s right to go it alone, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Daniel Bice reported Monday.
The state party’s Resolutions Committee has voted in favor of a so-called “state sovereignty” measure stating the party “supports legislation that upholds Wisconsin’s right, under extreme circumstances, to secede,” according to the Journal-Sentinel. The resolution came out of one of the state party’s regional caucuses and was edited and adopted by the committee despite top GOP officials’ efforts to quash it.
Gov. Scott Walker (R) dismissed the unconventional proposal last week.
“I don’t think that one aligns with where most Republican officials are in the state of Wisconsin — certainly not with me,” Walker said Friday at a press event, as quoted by the Journal-Sentinel.
Delegates will make a final decision on the state sovereignty measure at the state Republican Party convention on May 2-4 in Milwaukee.
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