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Capitol Notes: In Rare Rebuke, Fitzgerald Calls Trump's Use Of The Word Lynching 'Terrible'

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Marti Mikkelson and JR Ross discuss the week in politics in our "Capitol Notes" conversation

State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald joined the chorus of rebukes last week of President Trump's likening the impeachment probe to a lynching. Fitzgerald called lynching a "terrible word" and instead called the impeachment probe a "political witch hunt." 

Fitzgerald is running to replace Republican Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, who is retiring in 2020.  He's rarely criticized Trump.

In this week's Capitol Notes conversation, WUWM's Marti Mikkelson asked JR Ross of wispolitics.com what voters in the heavily-Republican 5th Congressional district might think of Fitzgerald's remarks.  

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Marti, a Waukesha native, joined the WUWM news team in February of 1999. She is also host of WUWM's weekly political podcast, Capitol Notes.