Wisconsin's Ron Johnson briefly ties up Senate in budget protest

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jun 29, 2011 1:47 PM
Wisconsin's Ron Johnson briefly ties up Senate in budget protest
Republican Sen. Ron Johnson says he's fed up.

The freshman from Wisconsin, who knocked off progressive stalwart Russell Feingold in last year's election, said Tuesday that he would stage a procedural protest on the Senate floor until the Democratic leadership puts forth a 2012 budget.

“So unless we receive some assurance from the Democrat leadership that we will actually start addressing our budget out in the open, in the bright light of day, I will begin to object. I will begin to withhold my consent," Johnson, a businessman from Oskosh, Wis., said on the Senate floor Tuesday.