Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan is demanding that his Republican
colleague from northern Wisconsin apologize for referring to
Madison as a communist community.
Rep. Sean Duffy
made the comment in an interview on Fox News broadcast nationwide
last week. Duffy, of Wausau, was being interviewed about the
presidential recount requested by Green Party candidate Jill
Madison a "progressive liberal communist community."
alleged that Dane County was the only one hand counting ballots in
the recount as an effort to stall. The state Elections Commission
says 47 counties are doing hand recounts and another 13 are doing
partial hand recounts.
Madison in Congress. He calls Duffy's insinuation that people from
Madison are un-American is "extremely alarming."
did not immediately respond to a request for comment.