UPDATE #4 11:42 a.m.: Senate office says it’s her personal account. Working on getting a statement now.
UPDATE #3: 11:35 a.m.: Evidently I called the wrong number. Trying again now.
UPDATE #2: 11:01 a.m.: Testin reports Portage County account has been blocked again. Not making this up.
UPDATE #1: 11:01 a.m.: Testin reports Portage County account has been unblocked.
I’ve been blocked on Twitter by Sen. Julie Lassa, who represents the Stevens Point area, ostensibly for this observation I made yesterday during her floor debate.
— Nik Nelson (@_niknelson) February 25, 2015
Portage County GOP Chair Patrick Testin also reports that the senator has blocked the county party’s twitter account.
No names were called, no slurs tossed; I made a counter argument, and she blocked me for it. This comes a day after co-boob Chris Larson and other Democrats spent more than 90 minutes bawling about Republicans not taking the time to hear everyone’s opinion.
Since I’ve been blocked, I might as well earn that distinction after the fact: Julie Lassa is a small-minded, non-talent, party-line-toeing hack whose toxic brand of liberalism is responsible for the fixes that Gov. Walker and legislative Republicans have been implementing these last four years.
Up your game, Jules. I understand weeding out the trolls to keep the discourse civil. But blocking someone who makes a counterargument, trying to silence the opposition, just after a debate about the importance of hearing everyone’s opinion? Who do you think you are, Idi Amin?
A request for comment from Lassa’s office went to voicemail. I will update with any new information.