Sep 04 2020
I was with President Trump on Tuesday during his visit to Kenosha. I appreciate the president coming to Wisconsin. There is no doubt that the decisiveness, resolve and surge of resources helped bring peace to the streets of Kenosha.
It is a sad state of affairs when Governor Evers asks the president of the United States to stay out of Wisconsin. Throughout this rolling tragedy, I've pleaded for calm but also for political leadership that provides the resolve and manpower to end the rioting and to allow the safe reopening of downtown Kenosha.
President Trump provided decisive leadership and offered support for Kenosha that Governor Evers initially rejected. Instead, the governor and his lieutenant governor made statements, leapt to conclusions, and have participated in rallies that have done more to incite than to calm the situation.
Even if protests don't result in riots, lost lives or property destruction, if not contained they can lengthen into a siege like we have seen in Portland and Seattle, denying the constitutional rights of business owners and their employees, who are prevented from earning a living.
Now is the time to support law enforcement and the citizens of Kenosha.
Watch President Trump's video of his Kenosha visit here.
Listen to my interview with Vicki McKenna about the presidential visit here.
Guy Benson Radio Show
On Wednesday, I did an interview with Fox News Radio and the Guy Benson Show. You can listen here as we talk about President Trump's visit to Kenosha and also Joe Biden's trip to Wisconsin. As I told Guy, I welcome the fact that Joe Biden visited Kenosha. I hope he actually viewed the destruction and starts to understand how devastating it is how continued protests create a siege and can shut down a city. I also hope he understands exactly what it took to stop the rioting in Kenosha.
Serbia and Kosovo Deal is a BIG Deal
The economic cooperation agreement signed Friday between Serbia and Kosovo is a really big deal. I couldn't be happier for the people of both nations. I applaud President Vucic and Prime Minister Hoti for the political courage they displayed in achieving this historic breakthrough. I also applaud President Trump, Ambassador Grenell and National Security Adviser OBrien for their dedicated effort and brilliant strategy of concentrating on economic benefits to bring the two countries together. I hope that both nations can build on this success to help achieve lasting peace, security and prosperity for the benefit of their people and the entire region.
Plan and Stay Safe
In a year with unprecedented disasters across our country, it is imperative that Americans plan ahead before disasters strike. As our first responders work to assist with COVID-19, wildfires in California and hurricane recovery operations in the Gulf states, it is critical that Americans heed the warnings of public safety officials. No action is more important than preparedness, and I am honored to serve as congressional co-chair for the 2020 National Preparedness Month.
Explore the resources for creating a disaster plan for your family at ready.gov
Federalist Society Speech in Waukesha
Thank you to the Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society for inviting me to speak at their meeting in Waukesha this week. It's wonderful to be back doing in-person public speaking events. I appreciate the questions and the desire to fight for our country.