Nass, R-Whitewater, did not attend today's hearing, instead sending the committee overseeing the expulsion resolution a memo on Tuesday dismissing some of Wood's defenses against being expelled.
Hubler, D-Rice Lake, and Rep. Tony Staskunas, D-West Allis, expressed their disappointment that Nass chose not to show up for the hearing, saying they wanted to ask him questions about his expulsion resolution.
Nass aide Mike Mikalsen attended today's hearing and said afterward that Nass did not show up because of what he called a "circus atmosphere" in which Wood was allowed to cross examine anyone who chose to testify in favor of the expulsion resolution. Assembly rules grant anyone targeted in an expulsion resolution that opportunity, treating the hearing somewhat like a trial.
Let's break it down. Wood makes a mistake.(We all do, Representative Lives in a Glass House).
Nass publicly chastises him.
Nass calls for his expulsion.
Nass #FAILs to show up for the hearing HE called for.
Do better, Representative Nass. You are certainly not above the circus show that you called for. In fact, I'd go so far to say you're the monkey's uncle in the middle of the ring.
People make mistakes. Do I think what Rep. Wood did was wrong and most importantly, that he is in need of help? Absolutely.
But what Mr. Nass did in avoiding the hearing was equally unflattering to his own character. If you're going to point fingers, judge, and move for expulsion - do so with cajones! Show up to the trial you called for and stand behind your beliefs and your accusations.
Rep. Nass skulked off in the name of "the high road" which is complete B.S.
Perhaps we should call for his removal as a spineless jellyfish.