After weeks of saying he was planning to skip the Republican National Convention, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson will be making a stop in Cleveland after all.
In fact, the Wisconsin Republican will be a prime time speaker to convention delegates on Tuesday night, where he will talk about keeping communities safe from Islamic terrorism. Johnson chairs the Senate Homeland Security Committee.
Campaign spokesman Brian Reisinger said the senator decided to speak at the invitation of RNC chairman Reince Priebus. “In light of growing concerns about international Islamic terrorism, Ron has decided to accept an invitation to talk with the American people about what we must do to keep our communities safe — just as he’ll be doing all week while traveling across Wisconsin. Ron has pressed for real solutions to protect our national security. He has advocated strengthening our military, accomplishing President Obama’s stated goal of destroying ISIS, and securing our border.”
Johnson still plans to campaign across Wisconsin this week, as he tries to defeat a challenge from Democrat Russ Feingold in November.