Baldwin No Fighting Bob.

AuthorHasted, Gil

In The Progressive's August/September issue interview, Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin tells Bill Lueders she is channeling Fighting Bob La Follette by "stand[ing] up to the pharmaceutical companies and the multinational corporations." But when asked about her support for the F-35 fighter jet, Baldwin conveniently ignores the fact that La Follette opposed U.S. entry in World War I. In debate on the Senate floor in April of 1917, he said: "Stand firm against war and the future will honor you. Collective homicide can not establish human rights. For our country to enter the European war would be treason to humanity."

In contrast, Senator Baldwin is championing a fighter jet that Israel has already used twice in bombing runs over Syria. Israel plans to buy fifty...

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