Speaker Pelosi pretended to forget Sen. Ron Johnson‘s (R-WI) name while criticizing Senate Republicans for standing in the way of a 1/6 Commission.
Speaker Pelosi pretends to forget Sen. Ron Johnson’s name and calls him Don Johnson. pic.twitter.com/lBXEYDbZZc
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) February 25, 2021
Speaker Pelosi understands how Washington’s egos work, and she has a history of throwing this sort of subtle shade at those who are doing America wrong while trying to inflate their own egos and positions.
As Erica Werner pointed out, this a favorite Pelosi tactic:
Forgetting or pretending not to know someone’s name is one of Pelosi’s fave shade moves (in this case Ron Johnson aka Don Johnson)
She never could remember Russ Vought’s name, or Steve King’s, to name a couple
— Erica Werner (@ericawerner) February 25, 2021
Pelosi wasn’t about to give Johnson the elevation that would come with his name being spoken by the Speaker of the House.
The Speaker’s message was loudly sent that Ron Johnson and his low-life kind are not worthy of serious conversation. In fact, it isn’t even worth getting the name of one of the Senate’s top propagandists/conspiracy theorists correct.
Speaker Pelosi popped Ron Johnson’s giant ego and reminded him that he and his conspiracy theories are nobody and nothing.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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