Democratic Party of Wisconsin
Press Release

Senator No Show RoJo at it again

Once again, he skipped out on his day job in favor of courting special interests.

By - Feb 24th, 2016 03:01 pm

MADISON – Sen. Ron Johnson paid a visit to Wisconsin today to speak at an event emceed by Charlie Sykes. While he made time to reiterate his support for Donald Trump should he be the GOP nominee and his commitment to blocking any Obama nominee to the Supreme Court, he left out one “minor” detail.

Once again, he skipped out on his day job in favor of courting special interests. Here’s what Johnson skipped today:

  • a floor vote to confirm new FDA Commissioner Robert Califf
  • a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on “Ending Modern Slavery” that focused on fighting human trafficking.

This is par for the course for Sen. Johnson. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Senator Johnson skipped 60% of the hearings held by the Homeland Security Committee his first four years in office. They wrote:

“Among the hearings Johnson missed were one on homegrown terrorism, one on terrorist travel 10 years after 9-11 and three on border security. On at least two occasions in 2011, Johnson made it to fundraisers on the same day he missed a homeland security hearing.”

So today’s truancy comes as no surprise from the man who says that “doing nothing is also an action.”

Wisconsinites deserve a senator who will show up for work and do their job.

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