Joy First: Tammy Baldwin cannot support F-35 program while claiming progressivism

The Capital Times, Sept 12, 2019   JOY FIRST, guest columnist

Sen. Tammy Baldwin has had the support of liberals and progressives in Wisconsin, but over the years she has changed her stance on important issues around war and peace. 

Although she once voted against large military budgets, she is now one of the biggest cheerleaders for the F-35, a military fighter jet that is capable of carrying nuclear weapons, and she supports it being housed at Truax Field in Madison, even though she knows that the F-35 will greatly contribute to noise, air, and water pollution in Dane County.