Ron made a stop in Wausau to work with grassroots supporters and the Republican Party of Wisconsin to make care packages for the troops overseas. He also talked about his fight for a comprehensive plan to defeat ISIS.
United States Senator Ron Johnson helped put together care packages for soldiers serving overseas Sunday afternoon.
The event took place at the Republican political field office in Wausau.
Sen. Johnson said it was a way to honor the men and women in uniform.
“This is just a simple thank you in this season of giving to say thanks for your service and sacrifice,” Sen. Johnson said.
A number of volunteers joined the senator at the event.
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson made a stop at the Marathon County Republican Party headquarters on Sunday to help pack gift packages for overseas troops and to speak with the press.
Members of the party’s local support staff joined with the Senator to help prepare care packages for troops that were sent to the Wausau American Legion for distribution.
When asked about terrorism and the fight against ISIS, Johnson said the US needs to lead the way in depriving ISIS of their territory holdings in Iraq and Syria. “Because as long as they are not overtly losing, they are going to be perceived as winners, and they’re going to continue inspire these type of barbaric acts, this kind of terroristic activity.” He says that President Obama needs to be moving towards a more active role in the campaign and recreate the ‘coalition of the willing’. “I completely agree with President Obama’s stated goal, but he stated it 15 months ago to degrade and ultimately defeat defeat ISIS. I certainly have a disagreement with President Obama with the word ‘ultimately’.”
Johnson says his final message for the day is that Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men is a universal message for all religions, and that people should keep that message in their hearts this holiday season. “It’s a season of joy and peace, so let’s try to keep that peace.”