With Democrats now in control of congress, the senate and the White House, there are again calls for Washington DC to become a state. There are, of course, few arguments against DC statehood. Republicans, though, know that the state would be deeply blue, hurting their chances for control.
As the 1/6 insurrection has gotten farther in the rear-view mirror, Republicans have been working hard on absolving Donald Trump of any blame. The majority of GOP senators weren’t even willing to meet with the Mother of Brian Sicknick and Capitol police officers.
If Republicans are committed to anything, it is protecting Donald Trump at all costs. On Friday, GOP senators voted to kill a bill that would have created a commission to investigate the events leading up to the January 6th insurrection.
Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) questioned the government’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout, saying that it “probably should have limited the distribution to the vulnerable” and questioned the “big push to make sure everybody gets a vaccine.”
Ron Johnson is not the most respected member of the United States Senate. In fact, he may be one of the least regarded. Joe Scarborough often refers to the Wisconsin lawmaker as America’s dumbest senator.
The United States and Russia have had a tense relationship for as long as any living American could remember. But that relationship took a strange turn during Donald Trump’s presidency.
Rather than seeing Vladimir Putin as an adversary, the 45th President seemed to look up to the Russian President. And some within his immediate circle fell in line.
Donald Trump may now be out of office, but Ron Johnson is making sure the stain of Trumpism remains in the Senate chambers. The Wisconsin senator has spent the last few weeks lying about the insurrection, spreading false vaccination info and generally being a massive racist.
Over the last few months, Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson has become one of the most talked about lawmakers in America. He recently said that he won’t be getting the COVID-19 vaccine because he already has the illness.
On Tuesday, senate lawmakers had the opportunity to question FBI Director Christopher Wray about the January 6th insurrection. Many of the Republican senators, though, were more interested in asking about MS-13 and Antifa and absolving Donald Trump for any blame.
The January 6th attack on the Capitol was one of the most disgraceful moments in United States history. Those behind the attack, though, don’t seem to be chastened by the fallout.
The acting chief of the Capitol Police, Yogananda Pittman revealed on Thursday that there is a plot for more violence. She told the House Appropriations Committee:
Al Franken was, at one time, one of the most popular Democratic lawmakers in the country. Franken, though, stepped down from his position after being accused of sexual misconduct in January of 2019.
The former Minnesota senator now hosts a weekend political show on Sirius XM radio. But before he was a politician, Franken spent 15 years as a writer for Saturday Night Live. He put those comedy chops to good use on Tuesday in a take-down of Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson.
While the majority of Republicans refused to convict Donald Trump, most were at least willing to admit that he had done something wrong.
That isn’t the case with Ron Johnson, though. The Wisconsin senator not only voted to acquit Trump, he has also been downplaying the seriousness of the January 6th Capitol attack.
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough criticized Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) for downplaying the January 6 storming of the United States Capitol, which took place after former President Donald Trump urged his supporters to march on Congress in a bid to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The president’s supporters were egged on by the president’s claims of widespread election fraud, which has debunked by news outlets, government agencies, and independent observers alike.
The Republican map looks favorable in 2022. And in normal years, the party that doesn’t hold the White House typically does well in the mid-terms election. So the GOP has high hopes for their chances to retake power in two years.
Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), in an op-ed for Fox News, claimed Democrats “ignore reality” when they focus on Russian interference in American elections.
“Ever since the Democratic National Committee server was hacked during the 2016 election campaign, ‘Russian disinformation and interference’ has been the shiny object that Democrats and the mainstream media have used to bamboozle the American people,” Johnson writes. “Because Russia is believed to have exposed the contents of the DNC server, Americans were supposed to focus on the existential threat that ‘Russian election interference’ posed to America — and ignore the anti-Catholic emails and other vile content written by top Democratic operatives and exposed in the incident.”
Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) criticized a Republican-led probe into Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his past dealings with Ukraine, saying the investigation is politically motivated.
“That, I think, from the outset, had the earmarks of a political exercise,” Romney said during a Homeland Security Committee hearing. “And I’m fearful that comments made in the media recently have only confirmed that perspective.”
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) would not condemn Trump for his urging his supporters to go to Portland and carry out acts of violence.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) admitted that the point of his Russia back investigation into Joe Biden is to help Donald Trump win.
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) said that Sens. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) are laundering Russian propaganda through the Senate to attack Biden.
Sen. Ron Johnson is being given propaganda and misinformation from pro-Putin Ukrainians that he is using in his investigation of the Bidens.