Tag Archives: Ron Johnson

Johnson: There Is No FDA-Approved COVID Vaccine

Media Matters has the transcript: SEN. RON JOHNSON (GUEST): These mandates are driven by the bait and switch of the FDA that we now have an approved vaccine. We do not have an approved vaccine in America. They did it for the Comirnaty — it’s available, I guess, in Europe, but the Pfizer vaccine available in the U.S. is not …

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Johnson: Cow De-Wormer Is Far Safer Than The Vax

The Wisconsin Examiner reports: Sen. Ron Johnson has made multiple podcast and radio appearances this week in which he pushes Ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19 while fear mongering about vaccinations. And he’s continued to do so, even after clear warnings that his message is dangerous. Johnson appeared on the shows of Wisconsin right wing radio host Vicki McKenna and …

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Johnson Demands FDA Not Give Final Vax Approval

The far-right Washington Times reports: Sen. Ron Johnson called out the Biden administration’s health agencies Sunday for short-cutting the usual safety reviews in a rush to give final approval to COVID-19 vaccines, including failing to account for thousands of deaths and adverse reactions among people worldwide who got the shots. “I see no need to rush the FDA approval process …

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Johnson Got $500M Tax Cut For His Billionaire Donors

ProPublica reports: In November 2017, with the administration of President Donald Trump rushing to get a massive tax overhaul through Congress, Sen. Ron Johnson stunned his colleagues by announcing he would vote “no.” Johnson’s demand was simple: In exchange for his vote, the bill must sweeten the tax break for a class of companies that are known as pass-throughs, since …

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Johnson Suggests FBI Is Lying About Capitol Riot

The Washington Post reports: A Republican senator suggested in a private conversation Saturday, without evidence, that the FBI knew more about the planning before the Jan. 6 Capitol riot than it has revealed so far, according to a video obtained by The Washington Post. The comments from Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), made after a political event at a Wauwatosa, Wis., …

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Ron Johnson Shrugs Off COVID’s Fatality Rate [Video]

Newsweek reports: Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) has said he is not in favor of vaccine mandates, though suggested an “incredibly deadly disease” could change his mind. Johnson was speaking to Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade, who was guest hosting Laura Ingraham’s The Ingraham Angle on Friday, when he was asked about the possibility of requiring COVID vaccines. There have been than …

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Johnson: “I May Not Be The Best Candidate” In 2022

The Hill reports: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said he may not be the best candidate for the 2022 midterms, ahead of what is expected to be a competitive Senate race in the Badger State. “I want to make sure that this U.S. Senate seat is retained in Republican hands,” Johnson told conservative talk show host Lisa Boothe on Wednesday. “You …

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New Ad Campaign Roasts Johnson On Riot Lies [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: A coalition of more than 20 prominent progressive groups and unions are launching a new ad campaign slamming Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., for his response to the Jan. 6 riot and his vote against federal voting rights legislation. They are spending $800,000 on a 30-second television spot and print ad campaign, which kicks off Sunday. The coalition …

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WaPo Gives Johnson “Four Pinnocchios” For Vax Lies

From the Washington Post fact-checker: Johnson repeated two unscientific claims in this Fox News interview, but his phrasing went further than before when he said coronavirus vaccines come with the risk of “some pretty serious side effects, including death.” He keeps disregarding scientists’ published findings about vaccine immunity and the clear guidance from federal health agencies and doctors. He failed …

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Johnson Tells GOP Group Climate Change Is “Bullshit”

CNN reports: Sen. Ron Johnson insisted again last week that he is not a climate change denier, but CNN’s KFile found video of him from just weeks earlier telling a Republican group that it is “bullsh*t.” “I don’t know about you guys, but I think climate change is — as Lord Monckton said — bullsh*t,” the Wisconsin Republican said, without …

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Milwaukee Paper: Anti-Vax Ron Johnson Is Our State’s “Most Irresponsible” Rep Since Sen. Joseph McCarthy

From the editorial board of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: COVID-19 is still killing people in Wisconsin — nearly all of them people who have not been fully vaccinated, state health officials say. And that’s why Ron Johnson’s news conference Monday was so disheartening. The Republican senator highlighted five people who said they had serious side effects from the life-saving COVID-19 vaccines. …

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Ron Johnson Booed At Wisconsin Juneteenth Event

The Hill reports: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) was met with boos while attending a Juneteenth celebration on Saturday in Milwaukee, Wisc., WDJT reported. The Republican senator was heckled by crowd members while speaking to reporters. The resistance to Johnson comes after the lawmaker issued a statement objecting to making Juneteenth a nationally recognized holiday earlier this week. However, the senator …

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Johnson: Capitol Rioters Were “Jovial, Non-Violent”

Mediaite reports: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) reiterated his belief Sunday that the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was a “non-violent” gathering. He referenced an eyewitness account, saying the vast majority were “in a jovial mood,” and while “they were serious, they weren’t violent.” “I think it’s extremely important to create an accurate historical record of exactly what happened …

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YouTube Suspends Sen. Ron Johnson For COVID Lies

The Insider reports: Senator Ron Johnson has been suspended from YouTube for a week after his account uploaded a video of him spreading medical misinformation, in violation of Google’s detailed policy on the matter. The conflict is the latest episode of a running feud the Republican from Wisconsin is waging against the video-sharing website, accusing the company of censorship when …

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Ron Johnson: “By And Large It Was A Peaceful Protest”

“I was vilified for entering into the record a 14-page eyewitness account of a very knowledgeable observer that really laid out exactly what happened. “By and large it was a peaceful protest except for there were a number of people, basically agitators that whipped the crowd and breached the Capitol, and that’s really the truth of what’s happening here. “But …

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Ron Johnson Opposes “Farce” Capitol Riot Commission

The Hill reports: Sen. Ron Johnson, a vocal supporter of the former President Trump, called the push for a 9/11-style commission to investigate Jan. 6 “a farce.” “I hope no Republicans in the House vote for this,” Johnson said. “I hope nobody in the Senate embraces it either.” Hundreds of Trump supporters overwhelmed Capitol Police on Jan. 6 and invaded …

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Sen. Ron Johnson: “No Reason To Be Pushing Vaccines”

ABC News reports: In an interview with conservative Wisconsin radio host Vicki McKenna, herself a vocal coronavirus vaccine skeptic, Johnson launched into a condemnation of “vaccine passports,” a credential that would allow businesses to verify vaccination status. But Johnson also went a step further, declaring he sees “no reason to be pushing vaccines on people,” arguing their distribution should be …

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Johnson: Greenland Got Its Name From Being Green

The New York Times reports: On several occasions, he declared that climate change was not man-made but instead caused by “sun spots” and said excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere “helps the trees grow.” He also offered a false history of Greenland to dismiss the effects of global warming. “You know, there’s a reason Greenland was called Greenland,” Mr. Johnson …

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Blunt: Enough With The False Versions Of Capitol Riot

CNN reports: Sen. Roy Blunt, a member of GOP leadership, argued on Sunday that Americans don’t need “alternative versions” of what occurred the day of the US Capitol insurrection, pushing back on Republican Sen. Ron Johnson’s comments that mischaracterize the riot and its participants. “We don’t need to try and explain away or come up with alternative versions. We all …

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Sen. Ron Johnson Absurdly Lies That Rioters Committed “No Violence On The Senate Side” Of The US Capitol

And the cultists continue to lap it up: Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson falsely claimed there was no violence on the Senate side of the US Capitol during the January 6 insurrection, the latest in his continued attempts to downplay the severity of the attack. Johnson described the events of January 6 to a group of conservative Wisconsin residents at …

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