Steil, Johnson Comment on Evers Accepting Assistance for Kenosha from President Trump

August 26, 2020
Press Release

JANESVILLE, Wis. and OSHKOSH, Wis.— Rep. Bryan Steil (WI-01) and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said the following Wednesday after Gov. Tony Evers decided to accept, after initially refusing, President Trump’s offer for assistance in restoring order in Kenosha:

“It is a tragedy that two peoplehad to lose their lives before Gov. Evers was willing to set aside politics and accept President Trump’s help to restore order in Kenosha. Violence and chaos like we’ve seen the last three nights do nothing to advance justice, and they drown out the voices of those protesting peacefully. Going forward, our focus should be on healing – for Jacob Blake, for the lives turned upside down in the rioting, and for the community of Kenosha.”