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Paralyzed Democrat calls GOP leader ‘sad’

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican leader of the Wisconsin Assembly says a paralyzed Democratic lawmaker timed going public with his requests for accommodations to undermine the GOP legislator’s assuming the head of a national organization.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Thursday in an interview on WISN-AM accused Rep. Jimmy Anderson of trying to make Vos look bad just before he became president of the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Democrats had asked Vos to make accommodations months earlier in private talks. Anderson says he went public only after Vos took no action.

Anderson says no one knows what the NCSL is or cares who is president. He says if Vos believes that was his motive, he is “sad and myopic.”

Vos says Republicans will be discussing possible accommodations to make for Anderson.

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