|State Sen. Scott Fitzgerald and|
Judi Rhodes Engels
Wisconsin state senators would not be allowed to take pictures with their cellphones or any other camera inside the Senate chamber under a proposed new rule.While Wisconsin State Senators won't be able to take selfies anymore, they will still be able to carry their snub nosed pistols.
That would stop lawmakers from taking pictures during debate. Some have taken pictures during debate and immediately posted them to social media sites, like Twitter and Facebook.
Members of the public observing debate are already precluded from taking pictures from the gallery. Now senators would be barred from doing it as well.
The new proposed rules were released Monday by Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald's office. They were scheduled to be voted on Tuesday.
Spectators have been already been banned from having guns or cameras in the senate chambers. Heck, they're not even allowed to have signs, because Free Speech is no longer a constitutional right, but merely a suggestion.