Wisconsin’s Tommy Thompson Says Tammy Baldwin Soft On Iran; Turns Out Thompson Owned Stock There
Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson accused Senate race opponent Tammy Baldwin of being soft on Iran, and then revealed he owned stock in companies doing business there during Thursday night’s debate.
“I was so disturbed after having heard some of your rhetoric around my position on Iran to have read a report just hours before taking this stage that you have tens of thousands of dollars in investments in companies that do business with Iran, including a company that teams up with Iran doing Uranium mining in Africa,” Baldwin said in reaction to Thompson’s attacks. “I find that shocking. And, if you want to be tough on Iran, we have to isolate Iran. We have to make sure that companies don’t do business, to make sure that they are isolated in the world stage.”
Thompson replied, “I did not know about the fact that my stockbroker had purchased two shares, two company stocks. I sold it. I sold it today. I found out today and I sold it today.”