Of course Mike Braun wants front page coverage that highlights his desire to thwart any programs that do not include money for a wall on the southern border. That is a GOP bogeyman.
Why? He does not want people to remember what you pointed out at the end of the article on page seven. He does not want anyone to remember that he voted against establishing the Indiana Dunes as a national park. He does not want anyone to remember that he and all of his "Republican" federal legislators voted against getting $8 billion in federal money to improve Indiana's infrastructure. He also wants to make sure that we forget that he was one of 10 senators who proudly boasted that they were going to challenge the election results at the joint session on Jan. 6, from which he quietly backed away once his safety was in jeopardy. He did not support subsequent impeachment efforts.
In addition, he wants to make sure that people forget an earlier story about his likely violation of election law relative to funding his 2018 campaign, which could also have implications that he evaded taxes as well as using his personal wealth to tip the results in his favor.
Braun has consistently done what he thinks aligns with what more senior people in the party tell him to do. He is only interested in retaining his position without having to govern or think about what's best for Indiana constituents. This is simply a "shiny object" that he is putting out there in hopes that people neither see nor remember his likely law breaking tactics, which question his legitimacy as a senator, and his disregard for the people he is supposed to represent. His conduct continues to be reprehensible. We should be ashamed that he and others in his party, "represent" us in the United States legislative branches.
Terry Ferrari, Dyer