Ron Johnson’s Orlando inquiry shows continued leadership on keeping local communities safe

Ron Johnson’s Orlando Inquiry Shows Continued Leadership on Keeping Local Communities Safe

Also pushing for real solutions on destroying ISIS, battling terrorism, keeping threats from reaching U.S. soil

On Tuesday, Ron Johnson launched an inquiry into the tragic terrorist attack in Orlando, Fla., asking the security contractor who employed the U.S.-born Islamic extremist to help provide information on his background. You can read more about the inquiry in the AP and Roll Call.

This is just the latest example of Ron taking clear positions and pushing real solutions to keep Wisconsin communities safe and address the threat terrorism poses to our national security. Here’s his record chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee:

  • Destroying ISIS: Ron led in calling for a comprehensive strategy to destroy ISIS, including the United States assembling a coalition of international allies – similar to the successful strategy of President George H.W. Bush in the first Gulf War – to invade ISIS territory.
  • Supporting Terrorist Surveillance: Ron supports having a strong intelligence-gathering capability to make sure law enforcement and our military have the tools they need to help prevent attacks – including those by homegrown and other lone wolf terrorists who act alone. He also supports keeping Guantanamo Bay open to help detain and question the worst terrorists we capture.
  • Winning the Cyber War Against Terrorism: Ron helped pass legislation to deal with the threat of cyber-attacks, and used his committee to examine how ISIS uses social media to encourage terrorist activity all across the globe.
  • Keeping Terrorists Out: To address foreign threats as opposed to homegrown terrorism, Ron helped pass a law through Congress to reform our visa waiver program, introduced the leading proposal to make sure Syrian refugees are fully vetted, and is working to secure the border.
  • Opposing the Iran Deal: Ron not only voted against the Iran deal, he fought for it to be considered as a U.S. treaty, arguing that it was unwise to inject billions of dollars into the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism.