GOP Rep. Tiffany Calls for WI Gov. To Resign After State Senator Assaulted During Riot

Protests in Madison, Wisconsin got out of hand Tuesday night as State Senator Tim Carpenter of Milwaukee was assaulted and two statues were torn down by rioters. The chaotic events at the capitol led to U.S. Representative Tom Tiffany, R-WI, to call for the Governor Evers’ resignation.

“I don’t know what happened … all I did was stop and take a picture … and the next thing I’m getting five-six punches, getting kicked in the head,” Sen. Carpenter told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers said this assault “should never be tolerated.”

“I want to be clear: violence against any person — whether in the middle of the street in broad daylight, at home trying to sleep, going for a run, or happening upon a protest as was the case last night — is wrong,” Evers said in a thread posted to Twitter.

That wasn’t enough for U.S. Rep Tiffany, as he released a statement this morning calling for Evers to step down.

“Americans are alarmed and disgusted by what has now become nearly a month of sustained lawlessness, bedlam, rioting and violence,” Tiffany said in the statement. “Radical extremists and their enablers – including Governor Evers – continue to refer to these outrageous mob tactics as ‘protest.’ They are not. Property damage, destruction and physical assault are not legitimate forms of political discourse. They are criminal acts.”

Tiffany said the attacks were personal and demanded Evers put a cease to the rioting.

“The governor has demonstrated time and time again that he is unwilling to prevent these unrelenting attacks on our safety, our property and our way of life,” Tiffany added. “His silence is deafening, and his inaction is unacceptable. If he cannot or will not regain control of the streets, he should resign immediately. Enough is enough.”