The following was described by WKOW's Greg Neumann as a "forceful speech." I would call it frightening.
State Sen. Mary Lazich's violent eruption of obvious pent up frustration was on full display and almost laughable if it wasn't so disturbing. For now, here's Neumann's and WICS's coverage of the "ultrasound" debate. I'll try to get the total Lazich tantrum and post it here later.
Lazich: "Honest to Pete, this is the most ridiculous thing. And I think we aught to be doing a lot more, you're probably going to see a lot more laws from me because these clinics have pulled this crap (sing song voice) 'it's a blob of tissue...it's the best thing you can do...you're too young.' That's baloney."
Here's another repressed outburst.
"Any place that's gonna rush a woman through this and not give her the ultrasound, that's a clinic quite frankly I don't want in Wisconsin," said Sen. Lazich.Of course, no such clinic like that exists, or at least, not until abortion becomes illegal again. Democrats were pretty nonplused by Lazich's trailer park behavior. And what is this thing Republicans have about "sitting down?"
UPDATE: Here's a "best-of" from today's exchanges, starting with Sen. Vinehout and her story, followed by a rambling rehash of Lazich's reasons for intimidating already traumatized women. She actually thinks doctors don't tell their patients anything, or describe the "painful" equipment used. This is one sick troubled legislator. Sen. Mike Ellis closes with an unhinged reminder to sit down:
UPDATE: Rachel Maddow takes a look at Sen. Ellis and does a great job asking voters in Wisconsin if this is what they want as their state government.