The State Senator who found himself in the middle of a mob downplays the ordeal. Republican Glenn Grothman was chased outside the State Capitol last night by protestors, as he banged on windows and doors to try and get in.
The outspoken supporter of the budget repair bill had just come from giving a speech when he was recognized approaching the capitol. While walking around the building he accumulated followers who cried out, “shame, shame!”
While trying to enter the West Washington doors, Grothman got pinned by the massive crowd of about 200 people. Democratic State Representative Brett Hulsey of Madison used a bullhorn to try and control the mob who took photos and video.
Hulsey told the crowd that he and Grothman disagree on everything, but they’re friends and the protestors needed to back away.
Fire fighters who were in the area came to assist. The firefighters escorted both lawmakers safely through an underground entrance.
Grothman later told WIBA there were enough “nice people” that would’ve allowed him through the crowd but says the sheer density of the group and some who were “not nice,” would’ve made that difficult.
The West Bend Republican said he is not bothered by the protestors and he will go chit-chat with them to find out what they have to say.