A terrible tragedy has just occurred. One fights the urge for political sarcasm or the cheap shot by saying, rather writing, that the tragedy has, unsurprisingly, come at the hands of a Democrat.
That will be all the sarcasm you will be getting from me in this article, because the tragedy isn’t political and certainly hasn’t come as a result of abysmal and apocalyptic Democratic policy prescriptions. Sadly, a Democratic Minority Leader from Wisconsin is involved in the deaths of two people.
According to TruthTent, Wisconsin Democrat Minority Leader Janet Bewley was involved in a fatal car crash that resulted in the deaths of two people. The prominent Democrat was on the phone with a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter when she pulled into the path of an oncoming car, killing a 27-year-old woman and her 5-year-old daughter.
USA Today reported that “Bewley, a Democrat who represents a district that covers the northwestern part of the state, pulled into the path of a car driven by 27-year-old Alyssa Ortman of Pennsylvania, according to police in Ashland, Wisconsin.
When Ortman’s car collided with Bewley’s, it spun and was hit by another vehicle driven by 45-year-old Jodi Munson,”.
“Ortman’s 5-year-old daughter was pronounced dead at the crash scene. Ortman was transported to a nearby hospital where she later died, according to police,” the outlet added.
It was further reported that Ben Baker, a reporting intern for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, part of the USA TODAY Network, was on the phone with Bewley at the time of the crash on Friday afternoon for an interview he had arranged with her staff about this fall’s elections for the Legislature.
Shortly after the interview began, Bewley told Baker she had cataract eye surgery the day before. Minutes later, she stopped talking mid-sentence and the call went silent.
When Baker asked Bewley if she was still on the line, she sounded concerned. When Baker asked if she was OK, she said, “Yeah, I’m OK. This is not a good accident.”
“We’ll be sitting down with them and going over everything as far as determining how it all actually happened,” Ashland Police Chief Bill Hagstrom said. “Then we’ll forward everything to the district attorney for their review because it was a fatal accident.”
It was Fox News that went on to report that charges have yet to be reported.
USA TODAY continued the accident occurred on Friday just before 12:30 p.m. after Bewley pulled out of a Lake Superior beach entrance and into the path of a car driven by Alyssa Ortman, according to the Ashland Police Department. When Ortman’s car collided with Bewley’s, it spun across Highway 2 and was hit by another vehicle.
Ortman’s 5-year-old daughter was pronounced dead at the crash scene. Ortman was transported to a nearby hospital where she later died, according to police. Hagstrom said Bewley was not taken to the hospital.
This is obviously a terrible tragedy. One which, like the Halyna Hutchins shooting, people want to make political for their own ideologically biased reasons.
This motivation is fueled almost exclusively by a regnant impulse to smear the opposing side of the political persuasion as fundamentally bad people. I think here I would encourage readers to simply mourn this horrible loss.