Protesters Shout ‘Shame, Shame, Shame’ after GOP Rep. Sensennbrenner Abruptly Adjourns Town Hall Meeting

“This is what democracy looks like,” GOP Rep. James Sensenbrenner’s constituents shouted as he scurried away after abruptly adjourning a town hall meeting in his Wisconsin district in order to stifle dissent.

Sensenbrenner shut down the meeting after the crowd reacted derisively to GOP State Sen. Leah Vukmir’s false claim that Gov. Scott Walker’s “budget” bill would not end collective bargaining for state employee unions.

This is not the first time Sensenbrenner has adjourned a meeting to shut off debate. In June 2005, when Sensenbrenner chaired the House Judiciary Committee, he gaveled a hearing on the PATRIOT ACT to a close because he did not like Democratic criticism of the bill.

Sensenbrenner is perhaps best known for serving on the House prosecution team during the Clinton impeachment.