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Ron Johnson Breaks Vow, Will Seek Third Senate Term

The Hill reports: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) announced Sunday he will run for reelection this November, setting up a high-stakes Senate battle in a key swing state. Johnson’s decision to run for a third term breaks a vow he made in his 2016 campaign that he’d only seek two six-year stints in the Senate. Johnson is anticipated to cruise to …

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Johnson: Why Do We Think Vax Is Better Than God?

“By the way, I not only tested positive but then I tested for antibodies at a whopping level. So I had it, but I didn’t have any symptoms. How do you explain that? “Why would we automatically assume that our natural immunity would be awful? It’s gonna be nonexistent? You’d think the default position should be, if you’ve already had …

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Ron Johnson: Since The Vaccinated Can Get COVID, “What’s The Point” Of Even Having Vaccines? [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: The eponymous host of Tucker Carlson Tonight was off Monday night, but viewers were nevertheless still treated to a context-free discussion about fully vaccinated individuals contracting Covid-19. As has been noted the world over, being vaccinated against the coronavirus does not necessarily prevent people from getting Covid-19. However, it makes them far less likely to require hospitalization or …

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Ron Johnson Claims Mouthwash “Kills” Coronavirus

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) recommended mouthwash as a treatment for the coronavirus during a town hall meeting Wednesday, immediately drawing criticism for suggesting gargling would offer protection. The senator has been criticized for spreading conspiracy theories about the coronavirus and has promoted the use of drugs that have shown little to no evidence that they are …

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Johnson: Fauci Also “Overhyped” The AIDS Epidemic

The Huffington Post reports: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) complained about the new coronavirus variant making global headlines by comparing it to what he called the “overhyped” AIDS crisis while appearing on a Fox News host’s podcast Wednesday. Wednesday was World AIDS Day. Without a wisp of tact, Johnson likened the way Dr. Anthony Fauci has issued warnings about the omnicron …

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YouTube Suspends Ron Johnson For His Anti-Vax Lies

Yahoo News reports: Sen. Ron Johnson’s (R-Wis.) YouTube account was suspended for one week Friday for uploading content violating the platform’s policy against COVID-19 misinformation. The video that triggered the suspension was a roundtable discussion in which the lawmaker falsely claimed that coronavirus vaccines are unsafe. “The updated figures today are 17,619,” he said. “That is 225 times the number …

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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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