SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (WHBL) – Republican 6th District Congressman Glenn Grothman visits the WHBL studios on Friday to talk about a number of issues facing the country and the world.
The conversation began with a bill that is being drafted in Wisconsin, which, if passed, could make participating in a riot a felony. Grothman says it sounds like people are getting carried away with this piece of legislation, saying a misdemeanor might be more appropriate.
The conversation then turned to the budget – where they’re fully expecting to soon weigh in on this budget, which he says is a responsible one from the President. In fact, Grothman says this budget would end up spending between $70-80 Billion more than the president proposed. He says he doesn’t think this whole thing will be wrapped up until December, but says he wouldn’t be surprised if we are headed for the biggest spending increase since Barack Obama’s first term.
Grothman weighed in when asked if Republicans should respect Donald Trump. To that, Grothman says Republicans do need to respect the office of the President, adding, especially within the party, there’s no reason to go negative to the President. If the President succeeds, the country succeeds. If the President fails, the country fails.
Next, a shift to to Obamacare – where there are efforts underway to repeal and replace Obamacare – Grothmann says he’s hearing it’ll be voted on in the senate in the next week. Grothman says if they do pass the bill in the senate, he’s prepared to vote on it in the house.
Grothman had an opportunity to play guest DJ at a local radio station in Madison, where he had the opportunity to be the guest Disc Jockey for an hour… selecting his favorite 60’s and 70’s hits, a show which will be played back at a later day.
How to stop the threat of North Korea: New sanctions were introduced over the past week – and Grothman says he’s surprised the Chinese banks didn’t get involved earlier – But that ultimately, what’s going on in North Korea is a very scary thing – the leader, with nuclear weapons, is more than a defensive thing, and he may indeed be threatening South Korea.
The people of Kurdistan vote on their independence – the President speaking in generalities which seem to support the vote at the UN assembly over the last week. Despite a release from the State Department, condemning the vote, Grothmann says what’s happening is a “good start.” He tells WHBL News that the long term solution would be to get a state between iraq and Syria, Kurdistan being part of that, so terrorist missiles can’t just drive down the highway between Iran and Lebanon. Grothmann says there’s overwhelming support from Congress for the vote, saying it would be a good stabilizing force for the region.