Wisconsin Republican leader introduces resolution to condemn ‘antifa’ violence


Two weeks after the Wisconsin Assembly unanimously passed a resolution to condemn racism, violence and intolerance following a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) is asking his colleagues to denounce violence committed by anti-fascist — or antifa — protesters in Berkeley over the weekend. > Cap Times

Duffy: Confederate statues should come down, KKK are ‘scum’


U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, in a rare break from Trump’s views on public policy, said on Thursday he agrees with people who want Confederate statues removed from their communities. “I look at those Southern leaders, and I don’t honor what they were fighting for.” > Wausau Daily Herald

Walker breaks faith with Wisconsin to coddle Trump


Donald Trump sees “many sides” in the clashes between those who worship symbols of the Confederacy and those who are repulsed by them. And Scott Walker thinks he can explain it all away with tepid statements that are designed to avoid offending his president. But it doesn’t work that way in Wisconsin. > Cap Times

Wisconsin Assembly condemns ‘racist, intolerable views’ responsible for Charlottesville violence


The Wisconsin Assembly voted unanimously on Thursday to pass a resolution condemning the violence that occurred during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. Lawmakers voted to condemn both the violence and “the racist, intolerable views that caused that deeply tragic day.” > Cap Times

Hundreds rally in Milwaukee to wipe out white supremacy

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A national day of action called in response to the violence in Charlottesville prompted an anti-white supremacist rally in Milwaukee Saturday. Hundreds gathered in O’Donnell Park chanting and calling for change. > TMJ4 Milwaukee

Duffy: My constituents are ‘absolutely’ still behind President Trump (watch or read)

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Rep. Sean Duffy said on Fox News that the intense media focus on Charlottesville is hurting the GOP’s chances of passing its agenda. Asked whether his constituents are still behind the president, Duffy replied: “Absolutely. They haven’t left him yet,” although he acknowledged some are frustrated with his tweets and statements distracting from the agenda. > Fox News

Wisconsin ‘Three Percenters’ militia network defends itself, as state lawmaker defends his visit with them


State Rep. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) posted a photo to his Facebook page August 6 after visiting Wisconsin’s chapter of the Three Percenters. The photo went largely unnoticed until this week, after the group’s name was included in reports on the violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville and a thwarted anti-government bomb plot in Oklahoma. > Cap Times