Re Prosser ethics complaint in confrontations with women justices, GOP males once again just don't get it | Wis.Community

Re Prosser ethics complaint in confrontations with women justices, GOP males once again just don't get it

Republican male lawmakers reacting to the ethics charges against State Supreme Court Justice David Prosser, as quoted in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Some Republicans questioned why the commission filed a complaint against Prosser but not Bradley.

"It seems this organization is on a partisan mission as opposed to a fact-finding one," Rep. Robin Vos (R-Rochester) said of the Judicial Commission.

Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette) also questioned the group's motives and said he feared it was trying to discredit a member of the court's conservative majority.

"I'm kind of shocked they're filing a complaint against Prosser but not Justice Bradley," he said.

"Justice Bradley" of course is Justice Ann Walsh Bradley. Prosser was accused of putting his hands around her throat. Apparently, in the Republican male mindset, women simply don't have any reason to physically defend themselves or ever be afraid around physically aggressive males. Bradley denies she ever raised her fists. Prosser claims he touched her inadvertently in order to physically protect himself. He and all but one other justice were in her offices when the incident occurred and recollections of what happened are quite inconsistent, mostly depending on whether you were a female justice or a male justice.

These charges come at a very bad time if you're a Republican campaign strategist, what with all the misogynistic legislating against women that has been going on, lately -- both in Wisconsin and nationwide.

Published

March 16, 2012 - 5:19pm

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