By Paul Schmitt
With the recent shooting in Virginia that injured Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others, lawmakers may spur questions on whether congressional security practices should be overhauled. U.S. Senator Ron Johnson in an interview Friday with DoorCountyDailyNews.com says that the issue goes deeper than providing increased security.
Johnson, who heads up the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, says regardless of the political motivations of the shooting, a free society incurs risks no matter the degree of security. He acknowledges divided politics and inflamed rhetoric in Washington, D.C., but describes a very collegial atmosphere inside Congress where both sides of the aisle want to work together to improve the country.