Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson slammed former Sen. Russ Feingold in a video Wednesday for the inconsistencies between his voting record on national security issues and his plan to defeat the Islamic State.
The 30-second TV spot titled “All Talk,” highlights discrepancies in Feingold’s proposal. It shows clips from his latest campaign ad, followed by narration discussing how his actions directly conflict with what he’s laid out.
Feingold, who is running for his old seat, recently touted how he would like to increase the use of special forces and targeted military strikes, to which Johnson pointed out he failed to support these tools during his tenure in the upper chamber.
“Feingold was the only senator to vote against intelligence tools after 9/11. Feingold also opposed special ops when he voted against authorizing our military – 11 separate times,” the narrator says in the ad. “And he voted against terrorist surveillance on lone wolves.”
Johnson has repeatedly slammed his opponent for the policy decisions. He even went after Feingold in his speech at the Republican National Convention for failing to support measures designed to provide the military with the resources needed to protect against acts of terror.
“Time and again during his 34 years in politics, Sen. Feingold has said one thing and done another, and his sham ‘plan’ is proof that it’s simply too dangerous for Wisconsinites to give him a fourth term in Washington,” Johnson spokesman Brian Reisinger said in a statement. “The contrast in this race on keeping local communities safe could not be more clear – Ron Johnson is pushing for real solutions to protect our national security, while Senator Feingold plays political games like a typical career politician.”
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