After Mike Gallagher got out of the military, he went to work for the Senate Foreign Relations panel, handling Middle East, North Africa and counter-terrorism issues under Chairman Bob Corker. That was just five years ago. Now he’s a first-term congressman, thinking of young people at the “tip of the spear.” > Roll Call
Conservative news sites and pundits are falsely accusing Ripon College, a private liberal arts school in Wisconsin, of banning posters that are part of a campus 9/11 memorial display because it might make Muslim students feel uncomfortable. > AP News
PolitiFact Wisconsin digs into state Sen. Leah Vukmir’s statement that U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, who Vukmir seeks to unseat in November, is “more worried about the mastermind of 9/11” than supporting CIA director nominee Gina Haspel.
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says he wouldn’t have said that U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is on “Team Terrorists” like one of the GOP candidates, Leah Vukmir, recently did. But he left it up to Vukmir’s discretion on whether to apologize. > Racine Journal Times
Is Leah Vukmir really saying that because Tammy Baldwin was initially silent on President Trump’s CIA nominee Gina Haspel, Baldwin is supportive of terrorist attacks on the U.S.? Does Vukmir believe fellow Republicans Sen. John McCain, Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Susan Collins are on “Team Terrorists,” too? > RightWisconsin
As U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin deliberated over her vote on CIA nominee Gina Haspel, Republican opponent Leah Vukmir accused her of being more interested in giving terrorists “hugs and safe spaces than take adequate action to protect America”. Even the conservative Washington Examiner called her remarks slander and a “serious mistake”.