“Mexico Joe” Donnelly is clearly hard up for Republican support in Indiana these days. But is it so bad for Donnelly that he had to launch “Republicans for Joe” with someone who compared President Trump’s election in 2016 to the September 11th terrorist attacks?
“It’s sad that Desperate Donnelly is using someone who recently equated Trump’s election with a terrorist attack to pretend he’s anything but a rubber stamp for Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi,” said Senate Leadership Fund spokesman Chris Pack.
Today at a press conference, Joe Donnelly launched “Republicans for Joe,” which included a woman who compared Trump’s election to September 11th as among the “worst days ever in America”“Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) announced a new Republicans for Joe constituency group Monday. Several prominent Republicans helped launch the group and praised Donnelly’s bipartisan approach to politics. Anne Emison Wishard, a Hoosier with deep roots in Indiana conservatism, says she came to support Donnelly in part because she no longer recognizes today’s Republican Party. ‘The Republican Party today is not my father’s Republican Party, it’s not my grandfather’s Republican Party, or my great grandfather’s,’ Emison Wishard says.” (Sarah Panfil, “Senator Donnelly Launches Republican Constituency Group,” WFYI, 6/18/18)
VIDEO: Anne Emison Wishard spoke at the Republicans for Donnelly press conference today. (WTHR Facebook, www.facebook.com/WTHR13, Accessed 6/18/18; Starts at 5:52)
Anne Emison Wishard posted on Facebook that she took part in Donnelly’s press conference. (Anne Emison Wishard, www.facebook.com/anne.emisonwishard, Posted 6/18/18)
Anne Emison Wishard posted on Facebook that September 11th, and the day after Trump’s election were among the “worst days ever in America.” (Anne Emison Wishard, www.facebook.com/anne.emisonwishard, Posted 11/9/16)
Wishard also posted on Twitter. (Anne Emison Wishard Twitter, www.twitter.com/AEWishard, Posted 11/9/16)