Oshkosh City Councilwoman sits during Pledge of Allegiance

OSHKOSH — An Oshkosh City Council member says she decided to sit during the Pledge of Allegiance because she was upset by the results of Tuesday's election.

Councilwoman Caroline Panske stayed quiet when the pledge was recited at the council meeting Wednesday.

Panske says some words in the pledge were hard for her to hear "at this moment." She says it was "just raw honesty," so she sat down.

Oshkosh Mayor Steve Cummings says he didn't see Panske's protest during the meeting but was "stunned" when he found out about it later.

Cummings says the council is nonpartisan, and that while Panske won't face discipline, he believes the gesture was inappropriate.

Panske tells WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/2es6esy ) she has stood for the pledge at all other council meetings, and plans to keep doing so.