Accounts of Grothman’s town halls in Portage and Mequon


The Portage Daily Register and WKOW-TV carried stories on U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman’s town hall meeting in Portage Tuesday. One reports derisive snorts, while the other reports outright booing, when Grothman suggests “a lot of people want the wall”. Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on the sometimes contentious town hall Grothman held in Mequon Monday.

Republican Senators – including Johnson – target sanctuary cities


Republican U.S. senators led by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced new border legislation last week that penalizes sanctuary cities, targets visa overstays, and ends “catch and release” policies, shifting attention from President Trump’s promise of a border wall toward an enforcement strategy instead. Sen. Ron Johnson is a co-sponsor. > Sojourners

Ryan’s ‘action hero’ video backfires badly

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Paul Ryan released a new video this week in which he visits Border Patrol agents to push for President Trump’s proposed border wall. But the wall isn’t what’s drawing the attention–it’s the video itself, which attempts to portray Ryan as something of an action hero, complete with chopper flights, horseback rides and driving music. > HuffPost

Watch Paul Ryan’s cringe-worthy video ad promoting Trump’s border wall


House Speaker Paul Ryan is out with a new PSA in which he throws on sunglasses, hops into a helicopter, and explores the Rio Grande. The message is “The Wall. It’s time to get it done.” > Salon