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Chuck Todd Calls Ron Johnson A Gutless “Arsonist”

“You and your colleagues have created this controversy. We are now locked into a destructive vicious circle. You made an allegation that there was widespread fraud, you have failed to offer specific evidence of that widespread fraud, but you’re demanding an investigation on the grounds that there are allegations of widespread fraud. So essentially, you’re the arsonist here. President Trump …

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Johnson: Biden Won Fairly, I’m Still Holding Hearings

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: One day after the Electoral College affirmed Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential victory, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, said in an interview that he acknowledged Biden as the president-elect and believed the election was legitimate. At the same time, Johnson plans to hold a Senate hearing Wednesday on election “irregularities,” saying there are “legitimate questions” about the …

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Anti-Vax Doctor Invited To Testify Before Senate Panel

The New York Times reports: A doctor who is skeptical of coronavirus vaccines and promotes the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a Covid-19 treatment will be the lead witness at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Tuesday, prompting criticism from Democrats who say Republicans should not give a platform to someone who spreads conspiracy theories. Dr. Jane …

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Johnson Vows To Wear “Moon Suit” For SCOTUS Vote

Axios reports: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who recently tested positive for COVID-19, told Wisconsin radio station 630 KHOW that he would go to the Senate “in a moon suit” if that’s what is required to vote in person for the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Senate Democrats have demanded that confirmation hearings be delayed in …

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GOP Sen. Ron Johnson Tests COVID+, Will Quarantine

Multiple sources are Twitter are reporting that GOP Sen. Ron Johnson has tested positive for COVID and will “remain isolated until given the all-clear by his doctor.” Johnson is the third GOP Senator to test positive in the last 24 hours. Johnson’s news increases the chance that the confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett may not happen …

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GOP Senator Refuses To Condemn Kenosha Killer

Raw Story reports: In a highly contentious interview on CNN Sunday morning, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) repeatedly refused to condemn Kyle Rittenhouse, the Donald Trump fan accused of shooting and killing two Black Lives Matter protestors early this week. Speaking with “State of the Union” host Dana Bash, Johnson repeatedly spoke over her while manically spouting out prepared comments and …

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GOP Senator Admits Using Intel Probe To Hurt Biden

Politico reports: Sen. Ron Johnson this week said his probe of Obama-era intelligence agencies would help President Donald Trump win reelection, igniting fury from Democrats who say it was an explicit admission he’s using his committee to damage Joe Biden’s candidacy for president. “The more that we expose of the corruption of the transition process between Obama and Trump, the …

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GOP Senator Subpoenas FBI For Docs On Russia Probe

The Associated Press reports: Republican Sen. Ron Johnson said Monday that he has subpoenaed the FBI to produce documents to his committee related to the Trump-Russia investigation. The Wisconsin senator also defended a separate investigation he is leading into Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Ukraine, even as Democrats say the probe has the effect of amplifying Russian propaganda and …

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GOP Senator Says Media Peddles COVID “Panic Porn”

The Daily Beast reports: Claiming that the novel coronavirus that’s killed roughly 157,000 Americans isn’t “that much worse” than the flu, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) blasted the media on Monday for supposedly peddling COVID-19 “panic porn” and downplaying the so-called effectiveness of unproven anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine. Johnson, who last month insisted that the nation “overreacted” to the coronavirus pandemic,” appeared …

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Biden Team Blasts GOP Senator Over Ukraine Probe

NBC News reports: Joe Biden’s presidential campaign on Tuesday launched a highly personal broadside at Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, for pushing forward a committee inquiry into the presumptive Democratic nominee’s past dealings with Ukraine while he was vice president. Among other things, the Biden campaign is accusing Johnson of being …

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Senate Republicans Plot To Subpoena Biden Advisers

Politico reports: A Senate committee is eyeing subpoenas for current and former advisers to Joe Biden as part of an investigation into the former vice president’s son, an escalation of GOP scrutiny of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and his family. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, chaired by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), is still working to secure …

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Republicans Revive Probe Into Hunter Biden/Ukraine

Politico reports: A Senate committee is re-engaging former Obama administration officials as part of an investigation targeting Joe Biden’s son, demanding transcribed interviews and documents for the Republican-led probe. The renewed scrutiny from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee comes amid intensifying efforts by President Donald Trump to target Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, over what the …

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GOP Senator To Trump: Lift Malaria Drug Restrictions

ABC News reports: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is sending President Trump a letter from hundreds of physicians urging him to ease restrictions on malaria medication that has grabbed headlines, despite scant evidence, as a potential treatment for the coronavirus. Johnson said he decided to start gathering signatures for his letter over concerns that absent guidance from the Food and Drug …

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Senator: Reopen Parts Of US, “Death Is Unavoidable”

Business Insider reports: Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin called to reopen parts of the American economy to avoid throwing it into a recession or depression. He said “death is an unavoidable part of life” in a USA Today op-ed published Monday. Though Johnson didn’t advocate to fully start up the economy, he said the crisis should be put into …

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Republicans Plot New Probe Into Biden And His Son

Politico reports: Just hours after Joe Biden surged to the top of the Democratic presidential pack, Senate Republicans announced a new phase of their investigation targeting the former vice president and his son Hunter. Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) told reporters on Wednesday that he is likely to release an interim report within one to two months …

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GOP Senator Waffles On Having John Bolton Testify

Raw Story reports: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) on Wednesday briefly became the fourth Republican senator to say that former National Security Adviser John Bolton should testify — and then he changed his mind. Democrats would need four Republican senators to vote with them in order to hear Bolton’s testimony. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) …

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GOP Seeks “Suspicious Reports” On Hunter Biden

Reuters reports: The Republican chairmen of two U.S. Senate committees have asked the Treasury Department, in a letter, for possible reports of money laundering or fraud on the business dealings of former Vice President Joe Biden’s son with a Ukraine energy firm. The letter, seen by Reuters on Friday, seeks “suspicious activity reports,” or documents that financial institutions file with …

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Sen. Ron Johnson: Trump’s Attempt To Extort Ukraine Should Have Been Taken Care Of “Behind The Scenes”

“It’s going to be very difficult for future presidents to have a very candid conversation with a world leader because now we’ve set the precedent of leaking transcripts,” he said. “The weakening of executive privilege is not good. And by the way, these individuals that leaked this. “If their interest was a stronger relationship with Ukraine, they did not accomplish …

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GOP Senator Defends Trump In Wild Interview [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson defended President Donald Trump’s recent calls for China and Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden in a combative “Meet the Press” interview Sunday morning where he accused Democrats and the media of trying to sabotage the Trump administration. “Let me tell you why I’m pretty sympathetic with what President Trump …

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Trump Lied To GOP Senator About Extorting Ukraine

CBS News reports: In an on-the-record interview with the Wall Street Journal, Wisconsin GOP Senator Ron Johnson said he learned of a possible quid pro quo from Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union. Sondland told him that aid to Ukraine, according to the Journal, was tied to the president’s wish that Ukraine investigate matters related to the …

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