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Friday - May 11, 2018 6:00 am

Wisconsin Senator not a terrorist and shouldn't be labeled as such

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Even for politics, this is a new low. United States Senate hopeful Leah Vukmir of Wisconsin hopes to replace incumbent Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin. And apparently she thinks she is a terrorist. Vukmir has issued a news release comparing Baldwin to the man behind the 9/11 attacks. It even features a photoshopped picture of the two side by side. It labels Senator Baldwin and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed as part of “Team Terrorists.” The release criticizes Baldwin for remaining silent on whether she will support President Trump's nominee to head the CIA. Gina Haspel is being criticized, by both democrats and republicans, for role in the torture of those accused of terrorism, and of destroying tapes which should suspects being waterboarded. For her part, Baldwin says she hasn't decided whether to vote for Haspel's nomination because she hasn't had a chance to meet the nominee. Baldwin is free to vote however she wants on the nomination. That is not the point. The point is that United States Senator Tammy Baldwin is not a terrorist. She has never been a terrorist. And it is beyond unfair to label her as such, even in a political fight. That is beyond the pale. Vukmir should apologize for her outrageous comments. They are unbecoming for someone who hopes to represent this state in the U.S. Senate.

Scott Robert Shaw

Scott Robert Shaw is the Program Director for both 1410 WIZM and 580 WKTY.   He's currently the morning news anchor on 1410 WIZM, Z93 and 95-7 The Rock.  He joined Mid-West Family Broadcasting as a reporter/anchor in 1989 and served as News Director from 1990-2015.   He's been the winner of several Wisconsin Broadcaster's Association awards for Best Editorial in Wisconsin.  He enjoys traveling, bicycling and cooking.

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