Ron Johnson has once again stepped in it while trying to defend his support for a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security. Yesterday on the Vicki McKenna radio show, Johnson agreed with the host who said there “will be no such thing as a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security.”
Ron Johnson has been making the rounds on cable news, trying to publicly abdicate all responsibility for his role in driving us closer to a DHS shutdown. Today, despite chairing the Homeland Security Committee, Johnson essentially shrugged his shoulders when pushed on Fox News about his responsibility to strike a compromise.
With just five days until the funding for the Department of Homeland Security expires, and local first responders in Wisconsin already dealing with the fallout from Johnson’s political games, Republicans returned from recess with no plan to keep the agency operating.
Senator Jon Tester, Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, issued the following statement this morning on Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander’s announcement that he is running for Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat:
As the Republican Senate majority continues to move full speed ahead towards a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) despite the risks to national security and public safety, Ron Johnson is refusing to back down on his push to shut down the DHS. Just yesterday, Johnson urged his party to continue their political posturing:
As the Republican Senate majority inches closer to a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with no plan in sight, Ron Johnson continues to ignore the direct consequences of a DHS shutdown to Wisconsin – including the fact that a DHS shutdown could leave local fire departments lacking funding and without necessary equipment.
Facing a tough re-election fight, Rob Portman has set a new standard for ridiculous DC political theater by introducing legislation intended to prevent government shutdowns while continuing to oppose the very obvious solution that would prevent a looming shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security.
At a time when our nation faces unprecedented threats, Senators Mark Kirk, Roy Blunt, and John Boozman, have once more put politics over national security in voting against Ashton Carter’s nomination to be Sec
After Mark Kirk took heat for his inflammatory remarks that Republicans “should build a number of coffins outside each Democratic office” if there was a terror attack during a potential DHS shutdown and that “all the dead Americans from [an attack] should be laid at the feet of the Democratic caucus,” it seems he has changed his tune after seeing some brutal poll
As the GOP majority inches closer to a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), new polling shows voters in key Senate battlegrounds are turned off by the shutdown strategy and inclined to punish Senators like Mark Kirk and others at the ballot box.