Aug 28 2020
Bringing Order to Kenosha
Photo: Stephen Maturen/Reuters
The events in Kenosha this week are heartbreaking. I started the week issuing my support for a full and thorough investigation into the events leading up to Sunday's officer-involved shooting of Jacob Blake. While emotions were understandably running high, I urged demonstrators to remain peaceful and give our justice system the opportunity to work. That did not happen.It is a tragedy that two people had to lose their lives before Gov. Evers was willing to set aside politics and accept President Trump's help to restore order in Kenosha. Violence and chaos like we've seen this week do nothing to advance justice, and they drown out the voices of those protesting peacefully. Going forward, our focus should be on healing for Jacob Blake, for the lives turned upside down in the rioting, and for the community of Kenosha.
The Jay Weber Show: Listen to Sen. Johnson here.
The Vicki McKenna Show: Sen. Johnson on stopping the Kenosha riots.
Sen. Johnson to Appear on CNN Sunday Show
Tune in this Sunday as I talk with CNN about events of the week on "State of the Union."
Senate Hearing on the U.S. Postal Service
On August 21, my committee held a hearing examining the finances and operations of the United States Postal Service during COVID-19 and the upcoming elections.
I thanked Postmaster General DeJoy for taking on the very thankless task of trying to maintain the United States Postal Service as a financially viable entity. Unfortunately, he has found out over the last few weeks, not only is it a thankless task, but he has already been subjected to character assassination as Democrats have put him in the crosshairs of another hyperbolic false narrative perpetrated to gain political advantage.
Jospeph Project Class 92 Graduates in Milwaukee
Our Joseph Project program continues to help prepare participants for job interviews with Milwaukee area companies looking to hire. Class 92 (pictured above) included the 500th graduate of the program. The Joseph Project is taught by volunteers who work with participants over five days and then connects them with employers in need of workers.
ICYMI:Right to Try in the Spotlight
I appreciate the spotlight put on Right to Try this week. Many Wisconsinites, like the family of Trickett Wendler (pictured above), fought for Right to Try and President Trump saw its value. It's all about freedom. Read more about how this bill became law and one of the hallmarks of the Trump administration in this article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.