via Fox 6 Now BY THEO KEITH
MIDDLETON – U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore defended herself Saturday against criticism after she unveiled a sign at this weekend’s Democratic state convention that read, “Republicans go to hell.”
Moore’s sign was shorthand for “humane, equal, logical legislation” and drew applause from delegates when she held it up during her speech Friday night, but Republicans took offense. Alex Walker, Gov. Scott Walker’s son who now works for the national Republican party, said Moore’s command “has no place in Wisconsin.”
“They criticize me all the time,” Moore said on Saturday, when asked about the GOP’s reaction.
Moore said Democrats were “grieving” at this weekend’s convention, as they look to turn around years of losses in Wisconsin that ended with President Donald Trump becoming the first GOP presidential candidate to win the state since 1984.
Several elected officials acknowledged that Democrats have to re-engage with blue-collar voters who sided with President Trump in last year’s election.
“Just to say, ‘Oh, if you voted for Trump, you’re a white supremacist misogynist jerk’ — people don’t hear that,” Moore said in an interview. “But they might be able to hear, “Go to hell. Go back to your basic principles of being humane, of thinking everyone deserves a fair shot and a fair shake.'”
Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke poked fun at Moore in a tweet by referencing that Democrats hold just 35 of 99 seats in the Assembly and “apparently the Wisconsin Democrats are trying to go lower than that.”
Steineke ended his tweet with “They go low, we go high,” a quote from former First Lady Michelle Obama.
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