Tag Archives: Ron Johnson

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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Ron Johnson Defends Comments About Capitol Rioters

Sen. Ron Johnson writes for the Wall Street Journal: In a recent radio interview on the Joe Pags Show, I explained why I wasn’t concerned by the Trump supporters who came to Washington on Jan. 6 to protest peacefully. Thousands of protesters—no one knows the actual number—marched to the Capitol. Only about 800 people illegally entered the Capitol. Still fewer …

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Johnson: The Rioters Didn’t Worry Me Because They Love America, I’d Have Been Scared If They Were BLM

“I knew those were people who love this country, that truly respect law enforcement, would never do anything to break the law, so I wasn’t concerned. Now, had the tables been turned, and — this is going to get me in trouble — had the tables been turned and President Trump won the election and tens of thousands of Black …

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Ron Johnson Waffles On Seeking Reelection In 2022

The Wisconsin State Journal reports: U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, who has taken center stage this week in the U.S. Senate debate over a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 bill, said he hasn’t yet decided whether he’ll run for his seat in 2022, although he said keeping to his pledge to not seek a third term is “probably my preference now.” “That pledge …

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Johnson Wouldn’t Back McConnell For Leader Again

CNN reports: Johnson is proudly pro-Trump, pushing further than many of his Republican colleagues to rewrite the narrative of January 6. Last month, Johnson said that McConnell needed “to be a little careful” after he blamed the former President for the Capitol riot, and claimed the Senate Republican leader did not speak for the Senate GOP conference. Johnson revealed to …

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Senate Clerks Begin 10-Hour Reading Of Relief Bill

Axios reports: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is forcing the Senate clerk to read the entire 628-page bill on the floor, a procedural move that will likely add 10 hours to the 20 hours already allotted for debate. During that time, Republicans will propose amendments — some unrelated to COVID relief — intended to force uncomfortable votes for Democrats, in a …

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Johnson To Force 10-Hour Reading Of Entire Relief Bill

The Hill reports: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), a staunch Trump ally and fiery fiscal conservative, has told colleagues that he plans to force the Senate clerks to read aloud the entire $1.9 trillion COVID-relief bill on the Senate floor, which could slow it down by as much as 10 hours. Democrats on Wednesday were grumbling over the prospect of having …

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Sen. Ron Johnson Claims “Fake Trump Protesters” Were Behind Riot, Blames Police For Inciting Rioters [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) asked some simple yes or no questions designed to removed some opacity over what happened on that historic day and what really was going on during the deadly attacks led by Trump supporters. “Based on what we know now, including the recent department of justice indictments, do you agree that there is now clear …

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Johnson Downplays Riot: They Didn’t Even Have Guns

Mediaite reports: “The fact of the matter is, this didn’t seem like an armed insurrection, to me,” Johnson said. “When you hear of armed, don’t you think of firearms? Here’s the question I would’ve liked to ask [at former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial]. How many firearms were confiscated? I’m only aware of one.” Johnson added, “If that was a …

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Johnson Absurdly Tries To Blame Pelosi For Insurrection

“I’ve always believed the Russian hoax was a diversionary operation from the corruption that was occurring certainly within the FBI and potentially some of our intelligence agencies. “You have to kind of ask the question, what is this impeachment all about? We now know that 45 Republican senators believe it’s unconstitutional. “Is this another diversionary operation? Is this meant to …

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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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