GOP Accuses Mary Burke for playing Chris Brown song
Republicans are accusing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke of playing a song by pop Chris Brown before a rally in Milwaukee.
Bruke appeared on Monday at Milwaukee Wisconsin Center with the first lady Michelle Obama.Supporters were waiting for the gubernatorial hopeful and First Lady Michelle Obama to speak Mondaywhen the song "Forever" by Chris Brown came over the speakers.
In 2009, Brown was convicted for assaulting his girlfriend, pop star singer Rihanna.His probation was revoked earlier this year after he hit a man outside a Washington hotel in May. A California judge ordered him to serve an additional 131 days in jail.
Lauren Clark, communications director for the Republican Party of Wisconsin,said the song choice reflected a "cavalier attitude toward domestic violence"on the part of Democrats.
The GOP also pointed to five other songs played during the event that it said were inappropriate, including "Animal" by Conor Maynard, which the GOP characterized as "sexually violent".
Burke spokesman Joe Zepecki said the campaign provided a CD to be played at the rally. But the company handling the sound system added songs from its library, and "Forever" was among them.
He added that Zepecki said the campaign did not know about the extra songs in advance, and Chris Brown tracks will not be played at campaign events in the future.
A Milwaukee reporter, Meg Kissinger, is complained that aide of White House and Burke didn't allow her to speak with people attending the Monday event. She posted a message on Facebook stating that she was creeped out.
She wrote, "This is what reporters do in America: we speak to people. At least that's how I've been doing things at all kinds of political events since 1979".
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