MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Republican congressman who derided Wisconsin's capital city as a communist haven is not backing down from his comments even as those in the city that prides itself as being "77 square miles surrounded by reality" take offense.
Rep. Sean Duffy, of Wausau, called Madison a "communist community" in a recent Fox News interview and blasted the ongoing presidential recount. Duffy says, "It's a sad state of affairs for these Democrats who don't believe in democracy and freedom and free elections."
The comments drew a rebuke from Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan who on Wednesday called for an apology.
Duffy responded on Twitter by saying "the PC crowd is humorless. For those offended by my `communist' comment, I'll send a therapy dog to your `safe place' of choice in Madison."