Ron Johnson works to keep local communities safe; Feingold repeatedly voted against terrorist surveillance, strong national defense
The Ron Johnson campaign today launched its next statewide TV and digital ad, which features Ron making clear Senator Feingold’s failed security record during his 18 years in Washington – including votes abandoning lone wolf terrorist surveillance and against a strong national defense.
“While Ron Johnson works to keep local communities safe, Senator Feingold hopes Wisconsinites will forget his repeated votes against our security during his 18 years in Washington,” Johnson spokesman Brian Reisinger said. “Senator Feingold voted against giving law enforcement the tools they need to prevent terrorist attacks, including those by lone wolves, and against having a strong national defense.”
You can watch the ad, entitled “Lone Wolf” here. The ad shows scenes from recent attacks, with Ron saying, “A concert in Paris. Airports in Brussels, Istanbul. An office Christmas party in San Bernardino. An Orlando nightclub. A celebration in Nice. Islamic terrorists slaughtering innocents.
“And when Congress gave law enforcement the tools to help stop international terror, only one senator voted no – Russ Feingold. Senator Feingold also voted against authorizing our military, 11 times.
“Now, he’s asking you for a fourth term. The world is simply too dangerous for that.”
- Ron Johnson has launched investigations into terrorist attacks on U.S. soil as chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, pushed for a comprehensive strategy to destroy ISIS, worked to secure the border, advocated for a stronger military, and helped pass legislation to help stop terrorists from getting onto U.S. soil.
- Ron has also helped pass other bipartisan legislation addressing our national security – such as the threat of cyber attacks – sponsored the lead Senate proposal to make sure Syrian refugees are fully vetted, and fought the president’s reckless Iran deal, arguing it should have to be considered as a treaty. He also supports a strong intelligence-gathering capability, including against lone wolf terrorists, and has voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act ever since the people of Wisconsin elected him.
- Senator Feingold has repeatedly voted against giving authorities the intelligence-gathering capability they need to prevent terrorist attacks, including immediately after 9/11. He later cast three votes abandoning provisions meant to help prevent attacks by foreign-born “lone wolf” terrorists who act alone.
- Senator Feingold voted against the National Defense Authorization Act, which legally authorizes our U.S. military, at least 11 times. He’s also advocated cuts to the military as one of the main ways to balance the budget, and supports bringing Guantanamo Bay detainees onto U.S. soil.