Daily Bread for 1.22.22: Wile E. Coyote Level Genius Rep. Elijah Behnke Calls for Election Cheating in Video

Good morning.

Saturday in Whitewater will be mostly cloudy with a high of 24.  Sunrise is 7:15 AM and sunset 4:55 PM for 9h 38m 18s of daytime.  The moon is waning gibbous with 79.6% of its visible disk illuminated.

 On this day in 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States delivers its decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, legalizing elective abortion in all fifty states.

 Scott Bauer reports Wisconsin GOP lawmaker calls for election cheating in video:

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican Wisconsin state lawmaker was recorded on video saying that Republicans need to “cheat like the Democrats” to win elections and that he’d like to punch Democratic Gov. Tony Evers over pandemic restrictions.

The video of state Rep. Elijah Behnke was posted online Thursday and circulated over Twitter late that night. The Wisconsin State Journal first reported about it Friday.

In the wide-ranging 25-minute video, which appears to have been taken secretly by visitors in Behnke’s Capitol office, he disparages Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos as a “swamp creature” and supports debunked conspiracy theories about the 2020 election.


Behnke, who owns a cleaning business, also described his anger over Evers’ issuing a stay at home order early in the coronavirus pandemic. Behnke said he was “praying to God” that if he ever saw Evers, “I’m going to punch him, right? So here I am, I haven’t really seen him face-to-face yet, so we’ll see if I do.”

Evers’ spokeswoman, Britt Cudaback, reacted by saying the governor “believes in doing the right thing and leading with kindness, respect, empathy and compassion. It’s a shame those Wisconsin values seem to be lost on Republicans in the Legislature.”

Imagine being this… clever? Honest to goodness…

 Additional, EXCLUSIVE video from FREE WHITEWATER of Rep. Elijah Behnke demonstrating the power of magnetism:

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