Ron Johnson's enthusiastic and unapologetic Trump enabling has helped bring the country to the brink of disaster.
But its important to understand that Johnson has been living with Trump on the crazy fringe for years.
It was just two months ago - despite Trump outrages from caging kids to shaking down foreign leaders to treating the Presidency like a cash machine - that Johnson sent Trump this memorable valentine which sure didn't age well after Trump's brownshirts on Wednesday overran, defiled, looted and left behind dead bodies at the US Capitol - Johnson's workplace - Wednesday.
“In the face of coordinated efforts to undermine his administration from day one, and a mainstream media that shed all pretense of fairness, President Trump has tenaciously fought to make America better - and he produced remarkable results. His unbelievably energetic reelection campaign efforts earned him 200,000 more votes in Wisconsin than in 2016 and once again made pollsters look ridiculous. Regardless of the outcome, in my book he will always be a winner and patriot that truly loves America.”
So don't look to Johnson to condemn Trump for inciting the Capitol riot Wednesday, as he's excused Trump's lawbreaking before:
As I noted in June:
As Trump continues to throw the country into repeated and dangerous, pre-election constitutional crises, it's worth revisiting Ron Johnson's blanket blasé excuse-making that kept Trump from being removed after his impeachment.
* Did not inform police a staffer had told him she'd been sexually assaulted.
* Said people with pre-existing medical conditions deserved to pay more for health insurance just as auto insurers charge higher premiums to insure cars which have been damage in crashes.
* Said food, health care and shelter were privileges, not rights.
* Said US COVID deaths of 11 million was a tolerable number.