TV news had a brief field day covering a supposed near-assault on a GOP state senator yesterday, but Glenn Grothman's ill-advised journey out a door at the Capitol and into the protest crowd was a mess of his own making. With some help from Gov. Walker, as it turns out.
Protesters surrounded Grothman and began shouting at him, although no one did anything physical. Some protesters actually shouted "Peaceful! Peaceful!" to remind everyone to stay cool. The crowd did press in, though, and Grothman at some point decided discretion was the better part of valor. He tried to re-enter the Capitol. But he couldn't. Why?
BECAUSE THE WALKER ADMINISTRATION HAD LOCKED MOST OF THE DOORS AND WINDOWS TO KEEP THE PUBLIC OUT.