Rep. Pocan says Republican leader Vos needs to ‘be better’

November 19, 2018

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan says Republican Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos “needs to be better” and drop thoughts of moving the date of the 2020 presidential primary and weakening the governor’s powers.

Vos and Republican leaders are looking at making a number of changes in a lame duck legislative session before Democrat Tony Evers replaces Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Jan. 7.

Pocan became close friends with Vos when they were both in the Assembly. Pocan says he’s been texting “a little bit” with Vos, but wouldn’t say what exactly they’ve said.

Pocan says, “Robin’s a better person than what he’s putting out there right now and I hope that he will have a serious reflection of that over Thanksgiving.”

Vos did not immediately respond to a request for comment.