Senate Government Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson of Wisconsin said it was "simply unacceptable that the finest among us should be forced to pay - literally - for the mismanagement and errors perpetrated by the National Guard leadership."
"He says one thing, does something completely different," Johnson said, referring to Feingold's actions on campaign finance, Social Security, defense funding and other issues. "I would call that hypocritical. I would call that phony. And so when I was asked if I respect Sen. Feingold, no I don't. I don't respect phoniness."