Statement on Sen. Johnson’s latest comments regarding the Supreme Court vacancy
“Sadly, Sen. Johnson is confirming that he’s only willing to do his job if it helps Washington Republicans."
In response to Sen. Johnson‘s comments this morning admitting that his obstructionist opposition to filling the Supreme Court vacancy is rooted in partisan politics, Russ for Wisconsin Communications Director Michael Tyler issued the following statement:
“Sadly, Sen. Johnson is confirming that he’s only willing to do his job if it helps Washington Republicans. Sen. Johnson was hired by the people of Wisconsin, not Mitch McConnell and not the Koch Brothers. He should do the job he was hired for and consider any Supreme Court nominee, whether it’s from a Republican President or a Democrat. But if he won’t do his job, at least he’s being honest that his interest lies with Washington Republicans rather than with the people of Wisconsin.”
Russ for Wisconsin
Recent Press Releases by Russ Feingold - Page 2
Below are excerpts of his remarks as prepared for delivery:
The AP has just reported that Sen. Johnson’s staff knew that the central claim in the Koch-backed $2 million smear campaign against Russ is a "total lie."
As More Senators Take Garland Nomination Seriously, Johnson Remains in Lockstep with Obstructionist Fringe
Now we know why Senator Johnson wouldn’t sign the Badger Pledge to keep these outside groups out of Wisconsin.
“I’m proud to have the support of President Obama and Vice President Biden,” said Russ.
Russ is committed to providing Wisconsin's seniors with the dignity of a secure retirement and is dedicated to protecting Social Security and the well-being of all Wisconsin seniors.
“I’m grateful to have the support of LCV, the Sierra Club, and their members.”
While Russ has championed equal pay legislation and greater access to healthcare for Wisconsin’s women, Sen. Ron Johnson has voted to defund Planned Parenthood 7 times while in Washington.