OSHKOSH — In an appearance on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Sunday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, discussed the late Sen. John McCain’s legacy, accomplishments of the Trump administration and Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s upcoming confirmation hearings.
Excerpts from Senator Johnson’s appearance are below, and video can be found here.
On Sen. McCain’s legacy
“John McCain was an extraordinary individual. He is irreplaceable in the United States Senate because of what his history was, what his background was, what he focused on.”
“That's what John focused on – the areas of agreement. Don't insist on getting everything your way. In the very end, the areas of disagreement, that’s where you have to start compromising. But if you concentrate on the areas of agreement, the goals, the purpose, the greatness of this country, that's how you accomplish things.”
On Trump administration accomplishments
“I think we should point out the reality of all the good things this administration has done. We stopped adding to the regulatory burden. We have a more competitive tax system. In just the first six quarters of this administration, business investment has increased 7.3 percent on average. The last two years under Obama, it only increased 0.6 percent. It's that business investment that will, I think, lay the foundation for strong economic progress, more prosperity, better opportunities for every American.”
On Judge Kavanaugh
“Brett Kavanaugh, an extraordinary judge. A long record – 12 years on the D.C. Circuit Court bench. Over 300 decisions. The Democrats have more than enough information to understand that this is a highly qualified jurist that should be the next Supreme Court justice.”