No, really, she did…unfortunately it is State Senator Leah Vukmir!
As part of a recent ad campaign in her attempt to snare the GOP nomination for US Senate and the opportunity to run against US Senator Tammy Baldwin…Sen. Vukmir identified and named a Team Terrorists…consisting of Sen. Baldwin and actual terrorist, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. This is a stunning new low even for Sen. Vukmir.
But what brought on this incredibly naive and unAmerican rant? Sen. Baldwin’s opposition to the appointment of Gina Haspel to head the CIA.
“Senator Baldwin would rather give the man behind the 9/11 attacks and other terrorists hugs and safe spaces than take adequate action to protect America and confirm Gina Haspel quickly,” she wrote in a social media post on Wednesday afternoon. She further juxtaposed her own image alongside Haspel — and Baldwin’s image next to Khalid Shaikh Mohammed’s, the man who planned out the largest terrorist attack on U.S. soil.
Vukmir’s image team also labeled Baldwin as part of “Team Terrorists.”
There are a lot of good reasons to vote for Ms. Haspel…and a lot of equally good reasons to oppose her nomination. But nothing supports the vitriol that Sen. Vukmir exhibited here. So we’ve come to this? Really? We can’t accept an opposing view point that really isn’t an invalid view? We have to go to the bottom of the barrel and attack a political opponent in such a shameful and disgusting manner. This is just a newer and nearer version of the multitude of Hitler comparisons over the years.
Now, I have my issues with Sen. Baldwin too…but I certainly wouldn’t put together an image or narrative similar to what Sen. Vukmir has done. And boy oh boy, you all know that I have plenty of issues with Sen. Vukmir as well…but even there, I wouldn’t produce a visual similar to this.
And by the way, Senator John McCain also opposes the appointment of Ms. Haspel…because of her involvement with torture (and it’s torture) with the CIA after 9/11. And if anyone understands torture, it is Sen. McCain. So my question to Sen. Vukmir: Is Senator John McCain a member of Team Terrorists?
All in all, this is just one more episode that disqualifies Sen. Vukmir from becoming a US Senator from the State of Wisconsin!
Side note: Senator Vukmir won the endorsement of the Republican Party of Wisconsin this past weekend…so I think we now have 600 unindicted co-conspirators to watch!