Sunday, August 30, 2020

Add 'vigilantism' to things not clear to Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson is battling brain fatigue again. This is getting distressingly repetitive.

Of course RoJo doesn't know for sure if people playing sheriff, stalking Kenosha streets with battlefield guns and leaving two civilians dead and one wounded are vigilantes - 

11:15 a.m. 'I’m not for vigilantism,' Johnson tells CNN. 'I’m not sure that’s what was happening' in Kenosha 
- is condemnable.

Johnson won't say the word even when asked repeatedly to condemn it.

Many things are unclear to our senior US Senator who's uncertainties should definitely disqualify him from approving US judges, voting on the Federal budget, sitting as a juror during a Presidential impeachment trial and chairing the Homeland Security Committee, including:

* Law and order at the highest level  - and that breaking the law is definitely grounds to remove an impeached President;

* Sexual assault by a legislator against a staffer - and that notifying the police was the proper response when Johnson was directly told of the assault by the victim;

* Foreign interference in US elections - and that calling Russian interference in the US 2016 presidential election "overblown" after his visit to Moscow raises more red flags that move through Red Square during a Red Army parade;

* Mass pandemic death - and that framing his estimate of more than 11 million US deaths from COVID-19 as acceptable is absolutely not acceptable.

* Science and facts - including what is causing climate change (no, it is not sunspots) - and environmentalists are not Stalinists. He could have gotten that cleared up on his now-infamous trip to Moscow but he's been too busy never explaining what the heck he and seven of his closest GOP colleagues were doing there over the July 4th, 2018 holiday:
“What does July 4th mean to me? Freedom,” Sen. Ron Johnson chirruped on Twitter on Independence Day.
For the Wisconsin Republican, it meant, specifically, the freedom to spend July 4 in Moscow with seven other Republican lawmakers posing for propaganda photos with Russian officials. 
On the same day it was reported in Britain that two more people had been poisoned by a Russian nerve agent British officials say came from Vladimir Putin’s regime. 
On the day after the Senate Intelligence Committee affirmed the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia interfered in the election to help Donald Trump.


Anonymous said...

When does Ronnie's term end? Not soon enough.

God, what an embarrassment.

James Rowen said...

2022. He has said he is not running for re-election. He has said he has not ruled out a run for Governor.

Minnesconsin Tom said...

There’s no way in hell Ron Johnson walks away from his cushy Senate seat in 2022. Why would he? It was just a meaningless campaign promise. He dropped the “Aw shucks, I’m just a humble accountant, not a career politician” shtick long ago. If Biden is elected, Johnson will say, “emergency! I must stay and save the country from socialism!” Who am I kidding? He’ll say that even if Trump wins.