Ron Johnson (R-WI) appeared with Senator Chris Murphy on Fox News Sunday to discuss what should be done with the Syrian refugees. RoJo fell back on the standard Republican modus operandi of fear and smear, despite it making no sense, in why the United States shouldn't do more for the refugees (emphasis mine):
WALLACE: Let me bring in Senator Johnson. Is accepting 50,000 Syrian refugees, is that realistic?
SEN. RON JOHNSON, R-WISC., CHAIR, HOMELAND SECURITY CMTE: Well, Chris, one thing we should not do is short circuit. We are taking shortcuts in terms of vetting process. You know, normally it takes about 18 months to two years to fully vet refugees coming to this country and let's face it, the reality of situation is this refugee crisis is a symptom of the broader problem, the root cause of the problem is Islamic terrorists that have declared war on America. And let's face it, it is not the fanciful to think that ISIS may be assaulting some of those refugees with some of their operatives and we need to be first concerned about our own national security, so we are a compassionate nation, but we've got to fully vet the individuals that we would take in. And, you know, I also like these privately sponsored refugee programs like they have in Canada. That would also be very helpful.
So, ISIS is attacking Syrians because they hate America?
What? Is George Bush supplying them with their strategery, attacking another country to punish their target?
It's painfully obvious that RoJo doesn't have a clue about what he's talking about so he's resorting to standard Republican talking points, regardless of whether they make sense or not.
The return of Russ Feingold cannot happen soon enough.