AWOL democrat Bob Jaunch erupted over the latest rumors following the vagabond Wisconsin democrats around Illinois.
Wisc Politics reported:
Dem Sen. Bob Jauch fired back at the guv this afternoon, accusing him of distorting the truth in “some vain attempt to suggest he’s being serious” about reaching a deal.
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An agitated Jauch vehemently disputed the guv’s suggestion this afternoon that he and fellow Dem Sen. Tim Cullen have reached tentative deals with Republicans to break the impasse only to have Minority Leader Mark Miller undercut them.
He disputed the description of the talks they’ve had with Republicans as negotiations and said a meeting with Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald involved nothing more than discussing things like the landscape of both caucuses and how difficult it would be moving forward.
Jauch, D-Poplar, took particularly offense to the suggestion the two of them were looking to cut a deal that would pave the way for five or six Dems to return for a vote on the budget repair bill.
“Never, never has there been a suggestion that Tim Cullen and I would somehow abandon the other 12 for the sake of cutting a deal,” Jauch said. “That’s just an outrageous lie.”