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Wisconsin lawmaker accuses Kaul of bullying to pass rape kit bill

State Rep. Joe Sanfelippo (R-New Berlin)
State Rep. Joe Sanfelippo (R-New Berlin)(NBC15)
Published: Jan. 23, 2020 at 5:09 PM CST
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A Republican lawmaker is accusing Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul of bullying him into passing a bill designed to prevent backlogs of untested rape kits.

Kaul has been pressing Assembly Health Committee Chairman Joe Sanfelippo to follow through on a pledge to hold a hearing on the proposal.

He accused the lawmaker Thursday of spreading misinformation about the bill.

Sanfelippo responded that the bill doesn't address any "hair-on-fire emergency" Kaul is trying to bully his way into setting the agenda for the health committee.

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