Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) removed the gloves to provide a stinging blow to her home-state Republican coworker Sen. Ron Johnson simply weeks prior to the midterms, implicating him of attempting to take ladies “back to 1849” and gut Social Security and Medicare.
Typically, legislators from the exact same state observe ceasefires, especially so near an election, so they can interact in the legislature. Baldwin took the chance to attack Johnson after he voted versus a continuing resolution to keep the federal government operating while lawmakers work out a long-lasting costs plan. (The interim financing costs passed, and President Joe Biden signed it into law Friday with simply 11 hours to extra, indicating financing is now safe and secure till mid-December.)
“My Senate coworker from Wisconsin last night voted versus progressing to money the federal government, keep the federal government open and prevent a needless federal government shutdown,” Baldwin stated at a Senate Democratic management interview Wednesday as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) stood close by.
“Senate Republicans like my equivalent from Wisconsin have proposed sunsetting, cutting and putting Medicare and Social Security on the slicing block with every budget plan every year,” she stated.
Baldwin likewise ripped into Johnson for working to eliminate females’s reproductive rights, stating that he and other Republicans have “allowed and continue to support taking ladies back to 1849 … and keeping them there without the right and liberty to make their own individual options about their body, their health and their household.”
After the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Roe v. Wade and its half-century tradition of ensuring the right to abortion in June, Wisconsin went back to an 1849 statute that bans abortions even in cases of rape or incest.
Baldwin concluded: “Let me simply nearby stating whether it’s Medicare, Social Security, healthcare, prescription drugs, reproductive healthcare, we are making it clear to the American individuals who is on their side and who isn’t.”
CONTINUING RESOLUTION: Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) calls out fellow Wisconsin Senator, Ron Johnson (R-WI) for not choosing the CR to avoid a federal government shutdown. pic.twitter.com/yUe7aD9roj
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He is commonly thought about the most susceptible Republican senator in the midterms. A life-size sculpture of Johnson made from cow manure is presently exploring Milwaukee as part of a demonstration versus his claim that environment modification is “bullshit.”