SHOCKER: Ron Johnson “Won’t Oppose” Marriage Bill

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports:

Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson signaled Thursday that he would vote for legislation to codify same-sex marriage into federal law.

That would be a key vote as Democrats try to move the legislation through Congress. In a statement, Johnson said he wouldn’t oppose the Respect for Marriage Act if it comes up for a vote in the U.S. Senate, even though he said the bill is unnecessary.

“The Respect for Marriage Act is another example of Democrats creating a state of fear over an issue in order to further divide Americans for their political benefit,” Johnson said. “Even though I feel the Respect for Marriage Act is unnecessary, should it come before the Senate, I see no reason to oppose it.”

Read the full article. Reminder: Johnson also promised that he wouldn’t run for a third term.