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Sen. Johnson Votes No on Combating Opioid Addiction, Fighting Zika, Again PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin   
Thursday, 09 June 2016 14:40

ron-johnsonMADISON - Sen. Ron Johnson again sided with his conservative colleagues in Washington over Wisconsinites today, voting against an amendment that would have helped combat Wisconsin's opioid crisis, fought Zika and invested in infrastructure projects. Johnson voted no on the Reed-Mikulski Amendment, which was aimed at boosting national security and helping the country respond to emerging crises. Included in the package was a billion dollars to combat opioid addiction (a cause Johnson has claimed to care about) and nearly $2 billion to fight Zika (this is the third time he’s voted against funding for Zika research).

“In little over a month Senator Johnson has said no on fighting Zika (thrice), combating opioid addiction (twice), investing in infrastructure, and increasing wages for everyday Americans. Who knows what the Senator will do for his encore. Sadly, none of this surprises the people of Wisconsin. They learned long ago that Senator Johnson is more concerned with special interests than Wisconsin interests,” said Harry Hartfield, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

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Harry Hartfield contributed.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 June 2016 14:48
 
Republican Senators Should Denounce Trump PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats   
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 10:07

donald-trumpGOP Senators refuse to admonish ‘indefensible’ racist statements aimed at sitting federal judge.


LA CROSSE, WI – After Donald Trump’s latest tirade of racist remarks aimed at a sitting federal judge, Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) released the following statement:

jennifer-shilling“Donald Trump’s latest remarks have been labeled ‘indefensible’ and ‘racist’ by many in his own party, yet Wisconsin’s Senate Republicans continue to stand by their nominee. They’ve made it crystal clear that they think Donald Trump’s message of racism, xenophobia and misogyny will help them win elections.”

“Donald Trump, through his repeated actions and words, has proven he is too divisive, dangerous and erratic to be President. In order to move our state forward, I implore my Republican colleagues to denounce Mr. Trump’s hateful rhetoric and unconditionally reject his presidential candidacy.”

 
Sen. Johnson Continues To Support Trump For President, His Racism & All PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brandon Weathersby   
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 09:13

ron-johnsonMADISON - Sen. Ron Johnson has joined a growing number of Republicans critical of Donald Trump's comments about a federal judge's Mexican ancestry, says the Capitol Times in an opinion piece yesterday, including House Speaker Paul Ryan and Gov. Scott Walker. But all three Republican leaders continue to support the candidate's presidential bid.

Johnson's opponent's campaign is questioning why the senator hasn't withdrawn his support for the presumptive GOP nominee. Read the whole article below.

Cap Times: Wisconsin Republican leaders critical of Trump judge comments, but still support him
By Jessie Opoien
June 7, 2016

Sen. Ron Johnson has joined a growing number of Republicans critical of Donald Trump's comments about a federal judge's Mexican ancestry, including House Speaker Paul Ryan and Gov. Scott Walker. But all three Republican leaders continue to support the candidate's presidential bid.

Johnson's opponent's campaign is questioning why the senator hasn't withdrawn his support for the presumptive GOP nominee.

Johnson spokesman Brian Reisinger said the senator thinks Trump should retract his statements accusing Indiana-born U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel of being biased against him in the Trump University case because of his "Mexican heritage."

"Ron disagrees, just as he has in the past," Reisinger said. "Ron will hold both candidates accountable when they’re wrong, and there will be plenty of opportunities to do so with a Washington career politician like Hillary Clinton. Wisconsinites respect honesty and know that Ron will always tell them the truth."

Michael Tyler, a spokesman for Democratic former Sen. Russ Feingold, noted that Johnson said last month he would withdraw his support from "any individual" if the candidate "would say something that crosses a line and, in the end, is so significant, so major that you couldn't support them."

"Sen. Johnson said that if Trump said or did anything that 'crossed a line,' he'd have to withdraw his support for the Republican nominee," Tyler said. "It's clear from his response that racist comments from Trump don't rise to that level for Sen. Johnson."

Trump has said Curiel cannot rule impartially in the case against Trump University because of the candidate's previous comments calling for a wall between Mexico and the United States.

Over the weekend, he extended the argument to suggest a Muslim judge could also not treat him fairly due to his calls for a ban on Muslim immigrants entering the U.S.

According to a Bloomberg Politics report, Trump told supporters on a call on Monday that "the people asking the questions" about his comments "are the racists."

The candidate's comments earned him criticism from the Speaker of the House not 24 hours after the Republican leader had endorsed him.

Ryan continued his rebuke on Tuesday, calling Trump's statements "indefensible" and "the textbook definition of a racist comment." But he maintained that Trump is still a preferable alternative to likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Walker made similar comments on Monday in an interview with USA Today Network-Wisconsin. The governor said he "fundamentally" disagrees with Trump's comments but still believes the Republican candidate is better suited for the presidency than Clinton.

 
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