Wis. GOPer Whose Home Was Picketed To Propose Bill Outlawing Pickets At Homes

Wisconsin state Senator Van Wanggaard, one of the Republican legislators whose home has been picketed in the political battle over Gov. Scott Walker’s newly-passed law curtailing public employee unions, told the Racine Journal Times that he will be writing a new bill — to outlaw picketing at private homes.

“When they come to my house it’s intimidating and threatening,” said Wanggaard, a freshman who defeated a Democratic incumbent in the 2010 Republican wave.

He told the paper that some municipalities already have ordinances against such demonstrations at private residences, but he would like to see a statewide statute, and is in the early stages of writing a proposal.Also from the report:

When people went to his house picketing he wasn’t even there, he said.

He doesn’t have a problem with them going to his office, he said, but when people picket in neighborhoods that is a different story.

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