Feingold Lone Wolf Votes Proof He’s the Wrong Choice to Keep Our Country Safe
While Ron Johnson works for real solutions, Senator Feingold shown to be dangerously weak on national security
The Ron Johnson for Senate campaign released the following statement on Senator Feingold’s votes against a law meant to protect against “lone wolf” terrorist attacks, which following the shooting in San Bernadino have become a central concern in the debate over our national security:
“Senator Feingold’s willingness to abandon a law meant to protect us from ‘lone wolf’ attacks is another clear example of how he is the wrong choice on national security,” campaign spokesman Brian Reisinger said. “Senator Feingold is so far out to the left he ends up with dangerously weak positions on foreign policy. But Ron Johnson is leading the way with real solutions to keep us safe – including legislation Congress passed Friday to help stop terrorists from entering the United States.”
- On Friday, Ron’s legislation to help prevent terrorists from entering the United States through our country’s visa waiver program passed Congress.
- Also on Friday, President Obama acknowledged in a press conference that lone wolf attacks are “very difficult for us to detect.” This follows a Washington Post-ABC News poll showing that more than three-quarters of Americans doubt the nation’s ability to protect against lone wolf attacks in the wake of the San Bernadino shootings.
- As the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has reported, national security has become a defining issue in Wisconsin’s Senate campaign, offering the “sharpest, starkest debate over war, terrorism and America’s role in the world of any Senate race in the country in 2016.”
- After first voting for the lone wolf provision in December of 2004, Senator Feingold was the only senator to vote against it in February of 2006, then voted against it again in March of 2006 and in December of 2009.