On October 23 VoteVets, an advocacy group for American military veterans, released a new report criticizing Sen. Ron Johnson’s record detailing the votes and policy proposals of Sen. Johnson and calling into question his commitment to veterans.

“Senator Johnson talks a big game about veterans, but when we need him, he’s not there,” said Jon Soltz, Iraq War Veteran, and Chairman of VoteVets.org. “What’s worse, his fondness for various privatization proposals for veterans care would leave veterans out in the cold. Senator Johnson wants to end the historic pact that we make with our men and women in uniform – that they will be taken care of, especially when it comes to caring for injuries and wounds sustained during war.”

“Senator Johnson’s record is a disservice to the 413,000 veterans living in Wisconsin, and these men and women who have put their lives on the line for our country deserve better,” Soltz added. “This VoteVets report highlights troubling facts and illustrates just how wrong Johnson’s record and policy prescriptions are for Wisconsin veterans.”

Here’s just a few highlights – or lowlights, if you will – of Sen. Johnson’s record against veterans.

  • Johnson Was One Of Only Three Senators To Vote Against Funding And Reform Of The VA Health System – Because It Cost Too Much
  • Johnson Voted Against Expanding Federal Veteran Benefits
  • Johnson Used Scandal as Means for Calling for VA Privatization
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2 Responses to VoteVets releases scathing report on Sen. Ron Johnson’s poor record on veterans

  1. Duane12 says:

    As a Korean War enlistee, I have one more reason to vote Johnson out of office! His record on other human issues is equally bad if not criminal.

  2. nonquixote says:

    No thought that these statements are coming from actual veterans speaking for themselves. So you think military veterans don’t have enough sense to articulate what they think is in their own interests. Attend the next veteran’s group meeting in your area and tell it to any of them face-to-face.

    (OT: Zach, I understand that allowing “clickbait,” to comment again will help pay for the site. Happy to oblige if I’m helping to support your site.)

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