This is interesting.
President Barack Obama has named U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, as one of two U.S. representatives to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
The assembly, which convenes each September, is the main decision-making body for the U.N. and includes representatives from all 193 member nations.
On the merits, it’s a good choice by Obama. Johnson knows his stuff and will represent America’s interests well. On the politics, it is curious that Obama would appoint a Republican Senator from a battleground state. My guess is that Obama wants to get him off the campaign trail as the election nears.
I would note that in 18 years as Wisconsin’s senator, Russ Feingold was never trusted with anything important.