Governor Scott Walker
Gov. Walker mildly struck back after a writer for Wired.com criticized his Instagram feed, which often features photos of his brown bag lunch or bland images, like an airplane emergency exit door. Walker posted a can of Miller Lite on Instagram and wrote, “For those in the liberal media who don’t like my Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, I have a simple response: Can I get you a beer?” (Editor’s note: Someone should let the governor know that light beer is not taken seriously by real beer drinkers.)
Source: River Fall Journal
Congressman Mike Gallagher
Rep. Gallagher released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018: “Today in the House, we took an important step toward ensuring that the U.S. military is modern, lethal, and capable, and that our service members are trained, equipped, and ready to fight at a moment’s notice. This bill gets us closer to our goal of a 355-ship Navy, and includes funding for three littoral combat ships. After eight years of experiencing a sharp rise in the number of military threats from foreign aggressors and playing passive spectator on the world stage, today’s vote in the House demonstrates to our allies and adversaries our unquestioned commitment to global leadership.”
Source: Gallagher press release
Senator Tammy Baldwin
Sen. Baldwin doesn’t yet have an opponent for 2018, but she has dramatically stepped up fundraising. The Baldwin campaign said it has raised more than $4.7 million since the beginning of the year and has $3.9 million cash on hand. The campaign said its fundraising is on an unprecedented scale so far out from the election. Republicans contemplating making a run include state Sen. Leah Vukmir of Brookfield, Madison businessman Eric Hovde, U.S. Marine veteran and businessman Kevin Nicholson, state Rep. Dale Kooyenga of Brookfield and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald of Juneau.
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Senator Ron Johnson
Sen. Johnson disagreed with President Trump’s comment about his son’s meeting with a Russian lawyer, that “most people” would have taken the meeting. “I don’t think anybody should be meeting with foreign agents, or people who represent foreign governments, particularly those that are, I’ll call them unfriendly adversaries to America,” Johnson said on a recent segment of Sunday political talk show UpFront with Mike Gousha. “That just should not be part of American politics.”
Last week Donald Trump Jr. released emails showing he had agreed to meet with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya after he was offered a “very high level and sensitive information” about Hillary Clinton that could potentially damage her campaign.
Johnson maintained he wanted the “full report” before drawing any conclusions, but said he was “highly concerned about Russia’s aggression in eastern Europe and certainly any kind of meddling in the American elections.”
Source: The Capital Times
President Donald Trump
President Trump said Tuesday he would let Obamacare “fail” in the aftermath of his party’s botched efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
“I think we’re probably in that position where we’ll let Obamacare fail,” Trump said at the White House. “We’re not going to own it. I’m not going to own it. I can tell you, the Republicans are not going to own it.”
Once Obamacare collapses, Trump said Democrats would join Republicans so Congress would be able to “come up with new plan, really good for people.”
Trump said he was “very surprised” when two GOP senators yanked their support for the health care bill on Monday night, effectively killing it.
“The way I look at it is in (2018), we’re going to have to get some more people elected…that are Republican,” Trump said.
“I am disappointed because for so many years I’ve been hearing repeal, replace,” he said.