• WisPolitics


Monday, June 6, 2016

 5:00 PM 

Johnson spokesman: Trump should retract judge comments

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson believes presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump should retract his comments that an Indiana-born federal judge was biased against him in a lawsuit because of his Mexican heritage.

“Ron disagrees, just as he has in the past," said Johnson spokesman Brian Reisinger. "Ron will hold both candidates accountable when they’re wrong, and there will be plenty of opportunities to do so with a Washington career politician like Hillary Clinton. Wisconsinites respect honesty and know that Ron will always tell them the truth.”

Trump's comments prompted a series of elected Republicans to condemn the remarks. Over the weekend, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee did not back away from his comments on U.S. Judge Gonzalo Curiel in the suit against Trump University. Trump suggested the judge was biased because of his calls to build a wall along the southern border with Mexico. Trump added he'd have similar concerns about a Muslim judge hearing his case since he has called for a ban on Muslim immigrants.

Ahead of Johnson's statement, Dem opponent Russ Feingold's campaign questioned how long the GOP incumbent would remain silent on the issue, calling the comments "racist, pure and simple."

"The fact that Sen. Johnson refuses to immediately condemn them should trouble every Wisconsinite," said Feingold spokesman Michael Tyler. "Sen. Johnson's making it clear that his loyalty lies with Trump and Washington Republicans -- he's clearly not listening to Wisconsinites who value decency and respect. If this is what "The Ronald and The Donald" show looks like, Wisconsinites are in for a long and troubling general election."

-- By JR Ross


Back to Election Blog main page

: See newer blog items : : See older blog items :

Election Blog site feed
Advertisement
Advertisement

wispolitics.com Social News

Follow Us

ABOUT THE BLOG

Updates from WisPolitics.com on primary and general elections in Wisconsin.

Editor: JR Ross
Reporters: Chris Thompson, David Wise

· Election Blog site feed

ELECTION LINKS

· Campaign ads
· Audio archive
· Government Accountability Board (state elections)
· Federal Election Commission (federal elections)

ARCHIVE

· February 2007
· April 2007
· February 2008
· March 2008
· April 2008
· September 2008
· October 2008
· November 2008
· February 2009
· April 2009
· February 2010
· March 2010
· April 2010
· September 2010
· November 2010
· February 2011
· March 2011
· April 2011
· May 2011
· June 2011
· July 2011
· August 2011
· September 2011
· October 2011
· November 2011
· December 2011
· January 2012
· February 2012
· March 2012
· April 2012
· May 2012
· June 2012
· July 2012
· August 2012
· September 2012
· October 2012
· November 2012
· December 2012
· January 2013
· February 2013
· March 2013
· April 2013
· June 2013
· July 2013
· August 2013
· September 2013
· October 2013
· November 2013
· December 2013
· January 2014
· February 2014
· March 2014
· April 2014
· May 2014
· June 2014
· July 2014
· August 2014
· September 2014
· October 2014
· November 2014
· December 2014
· January 2015
· February 2015
· March 2015
· April 2015
· May 2015
· June 2015
· July 2015
· August 2015
· September 2015
· October 2015
· November 2015
· December 2015
· January 2016
· February 2016
· March 2016
· April 2016
· May 2016
· June 2016
· July 2016
· August 2016
· September 2016
Copyright ©2012 WisPolitics.com All rights reserved. | WisOpinion.com | WisBusiness.com  |  Website development by wisnet.com LLC  | Website design by Makin’ Hey Communications