Even though Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson once promised he wouldn’t serve more than two terms in the U.S. Senate, he’s running for reelection in November, directly contradicting a pledge he made to voters in his state because he claims the Senate needs more “truth-tellers” like him.
Johnson was a guest on “Sunday Morning Futures” and was asked by host Maria Bartiromo why he changed his mind on running. He replied:
“There are many factors. It wasn’t an easy decision. But I think probably the easiest way to put it is that I love America dearly. I love the American people. I love the folks in Wisconsin and I think this country is in trouble. I think Democrats in power in Washington have put us on a very dangerous path and I think I’m in a position to help improve things.”
The country is in trouble? Where was that sort of concern from Johnson when Donald Trump was attempting to overturn an election and appoint himself emperor for life?
Johnson then added:
“It really just boils down — it’s that simple. We need to restore confidence in so many institutions within — throughout America, whether it’s in governmental agencies, whether it’s in media, in big tech. People have lost confidence. And the only way I can see restoring confidence is we need to ask a lot of questions, we need to get some answers, we need accountability.”
Translation: Johnson wants to impose censorship and controls on the media so they’ll only report what they’re told to by Republicans. For some reason, those on the political right seem to believe they have a right to control what takes place on private social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
But perhaps the most laughable thing Johnson said was that he needs to stay in Washington because he can be counted on the always speak the truth:
“We need the truth and unfortunately the truth is being censored today at an alarming, very disconcerting rate. And so, I’m just one of those truth-tellers. I ask tough questions, I try and get answers. But when I tell the truth, the truths that the media elite, the governing elite don’t want to hear, I get censored, I get attacked, I get vilified but it doesn’t deter me. And I think we need people who are willing to seek the truth.”
That led Bartriromo to shower Johnson with praise:
“You have been a truth teller around Covid, the origins of Covid, the origins of the Russia hoax, the impeachment of Donald Trump. The list goes on and on.”
But as Mediaite notes, Johnson wouldn’t know the truth if it walked up and kicked him in the knees:
On Covid, Johnson has been vocal about how China, the media, and the government were participating in a so-called “cover-up” for the origins of the pandemic. As for the disease itself, Johnson has been repeatedly casting doubt on the efficacy of vaccines while claiming the health crisis has been “overhyped.”
On the subject of Trump’s impeachment, the president was accused of inciting an insurrection because he called upon his supporters to march on the U.S. Capitol a year ago after fueling them with lies that the 2020 election was “stolen” (it wasn’t). Since January 6th, Johnson has downplayed the riot, amplified conspiracy theories about it, and pushed the misleading claim that it wasn’t an “armed insurrection.”
Ron Johnson’s version of the “truth” is nothing but a steaming heap of BS, just like everything else that comes out his mouth.