[Oshkosh, WI] Senator Russ Feingold’s vote in support of Elena Kagan’s confirmation is yet another example that Wisconsin residents cannot trust him to defend the right to keep and bear arms as protected by the Second Amendment.
“Supporting Elena Kagen’s confirmation highlights another low in Russ Feingold’s record of support for extreme, activist judges who are outside the American mainstream and who present a threat to our Second Amendment rights,” said Juston Johnson, Campaign Manager for Ron Johnson for US Senate. “Americans cannot trust Elena Kagan to protect their right to keep and bear arms, and Wisconsin voters cannot trust Russ Feingold when he claims to be a defender of the Second Amendment.”
This is not Feingold’s first vote to support a Supreme Court nominee who threatens the Second Amendment. Senator Feingold voted to confirm two of the four dissenting Supreme Court Justices in District of Columbia vs. Heller, a landmark case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm for private use within the home. Feingold had voted to confirm the dissenting Ginsberg and Breyer.
In addition, Senator Feingold voted to confirm three of the four dissenting Supreme Court Justices in McDonald vs. Chicago, as the Court held that the right of an individual to keep and bear arms protected by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution applies to the states. Feingold had voted to confirm the dissenting Ginsberg, Breyer, and Sotomayor.
Senator Feingold voted to filibuster and reject the nomination of Justice Samuel Alito, one of the five votes in the majority for both Heller and McDonald.
“Wisconsinites want a conservative in the Senate who will protect their Second Amendment rights with his judicial votes,” Johnson said. “Time and again with his judicial votes, Russ Feingold has proven he is no friend of the Second Amendment.”
Ron Johnson supports our Second Amendment rights and would not vote for activist judges who do not.calendar