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Eager Acceptance Of Trump’s Dangerous Rhetoric Confirms Senate GOP Disconnect PDF Print E-mail
Written by State Senate Democrats   
Friday, 06 May 2016 14:07

donald-trumpLA CROSSE, WI – Less than a month after trying to put an end to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, several top Senate Republicans are now eagerly embracing his candidacy and singing his praises. The awkward change of position brought about by Donald Trump’s status as the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee caught many by surprise given the overwhelming opposition to his candidacy.

jennifer-shilling“Donald Trump’s unexpected rise to GOP front-runner status is almost as alarming as the eagerness of Senate Republicans to endorse his controversial candidacy,” said Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse). “I am not only surprised, but disheartened, that so many Republican leaders have embraced Donald Trump’s hateful, racist and anti-women rhetoric.”

On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Senate candidate Dan Kapanke were two of the first Republican leaders to rally around the controversial GOP frontrunner. Other top Republican politicians including Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Ron Johnson have also committed to supporting Donald Trump as their party’s nominee.

“Our country has always been a melting pot of people, ideas and traditions, yet Republican leaders in Wisconsin continue to believe that we should build walls to keep people out rather than ladders to lift families up,” added Shilling. “The contrast between Donald Trump’s dangerous and divisive rhetoric versus the inclusive, forward-looking solutions championed by Democratic leaders couldn't be more clear. In November, I am confident that Wisconsin voters will reject Donald Trump and the Republican politicians who have rushed to defend his divisive agenda.”

Red State Agrees GOP Senators Should Confirm Merrick Garland PDF Print E-mail
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brandon Weathersby   
Friday, 06 May 2016 13:48

merrick-garland-scotusMADISON - Even conservatives are admitting it’s time for the Senate to do its job and vote on the President’s SCOTUS nominee. An article in Red State today called on Republicans to stop playing political games. Voters are sick of the pass the buck mentality from Senate Republicans, and National Republicans are nervous about Donald Trump nominating Supreme Court Justices. But not Ron Johnson. He is all in on Trump. He plans to endorse Trump and campaign with him.

Ron Johnson’s couldn’t care less about the chorus of voices pushing him to act though. His only concern is Mitch McConnell and his new pal Donald Trump. He wants Wisconsinites to just “move on” because “it’s not going to happen,” even though poll after poll shows voters want the Senate to act. Voters shouldn’t expect to hear from Johnson on the Supreme Court this summer when he tours the state with Trump for the “Ronal and Donald Show.”

Last Updated on Friday, 06 May 2016 13:57
Another 4-4 Decision Brings Supreme Court to a Standstill PDF Print E-mail
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brandon Weathersby   
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 11:09

merrick-garland-scotusRon Johnson and Senate Republicans play politics with the court, refuse to do their job to consider Judge Garland's nomination.

MADISON - Republicans continue to fiddle while the Supreme Court comes to a standstill. Today’s 4-4 decision – the third in as many months – is just another reminder of the real world impact of Senate Republican's failure to do their jobs.

ron-johnsonWith governing on hold as Republicans play politics with the court, Americans are growing increasingly frustrated. A new WSJ/NBC poll out today finds that a majority of voters want the Senate to do its job and consider Judge Garland's nomination before the end of the year.

Senator Johnson claims he wants American's to "have a voice" in the decision, but despite the chorus of American voices asking the Senate to do their job, he still refuses to consider the nomination of Merrick Garland. Instead, he wants Wisconsinites to do what he’s done and just “move on.” He hasn’t even met with the President’s nominee yet. Maybe he’s just not as sociable as he claims.

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