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Jim Sensenbrenner chides Mark Pocan for 'overt political stunt'

Calls it an attempt to cash in on Paul Ryan
Jim Sensenbrenner chides Mark Pocan for 'overt political stunt'
Posted at 3:12 PM, Jan 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-30 12:24:37-05

BROOKFIELD - After Congressman Mark Pocan tweeted that Paul Ryan challenger Randy Bryce would be his guest at President Trump's State of the Union Address, fellow Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner had a bit to say.

Bryce is one of the Democrat challengers to House Speaker Paul Ryan. Sensenbrenner found this gesture to be an offense way for Pocan to make a political point.

In a press release Sensenbrenner called the move "a disheartening attempt to cash in on Speaker Paul Ryan’s prominent role in American government."

He went on to say, "This is an attempt to sow political discourse and deepen a divide in an already fractured political environment. Creating a spectacle like this – regardless of position or party – is disrespectful and out of bounds. Worse, Mr. Bryce is using it as a tool to actively raise campaign funds."

Congressman Sensenbrenner urged Pocan to reconsider his guest.