Contact: Jessica Ward, (608) 213-5939

Brookfield, Wis. —  As 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed calls on senators to obstruct, Sen. Tammy Baldwin stays silent about whether she would support the nomination of Gina Haspel for CIA Director. Military mom and U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir released the following statement in response on Wednesday:

“After Sen. Baldwin’s outrageous support of the Iran deal, it’s no surprise that she 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. This is a dangerous time for America, and our CIA director should be willing to do what it takes to protect our nation, our citizens and our freedoms. Gina Haspel has proven she will do that, and Baldwin’s silence on her nomination is just another signal that she’d rather bow to our enemies than tell terrorists we’ll do what’s necessary to ensure Americans are kept safe.”

Leah Vukmir is a nurse, military mom and conservative with a proven record who has stood with Gov. Walker in cutting taxes and implementing bold reforms. She is running for the U.S. Senate to bring the Wisconsin Way to Washington. She currently serves as a state senator from Brookfield.

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