Vos misses mark with claim over timing of disability accommodation dispute. (Wisconsin PolitiFact, 8/30/2019)
Vos claimed the accommodation request for Anderson was timed to embarrass him as he took over as president of the National Conference of State Legislatures.
But records show the effort began months and months earlier.
We rate Vos’ claim False.
8/16/2019 update, "Anyone who cared knew in 2017 that Robin Vos was gong to become NCSL president this year", starts here.
- Wisconsin Speaker Robin Vos Becomes Vice President of NCSL. (Press release, 8/9/2017)
- Robin Vos accuses paralyzed lawmaker of trying to sabotage him by seeking accommodations. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8/15/2019)
But Democratic legislative leaders made the request in February and Anderson reached out to a Journal Sentinel reporter in May. Vos took over the new role earlier this month, 10 days after the story was published.
8/15/2019 update, "GET ME REWRITE: 62 spineless GOP members of the Wisconsin State Assembly pulse with fear in presence of Evil Emperor Robin Vos", starts here.
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(RobinVos speaks at Racine County tea party event.)
The Jimmy Anderson edition
According to Merriam-Webster, the first known use of 'foot-dralgging' occurred in 1947.
Other coinages from the same year include:
- chopped liver
- cow pie
- house rule
- party pooper
- power play
- role model
- wrecking ball