Vulnerable Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson is — as usual — in hot water.
This time, he’s under serious scrutiny after a potential ethics violation for using blog posts on his official Senate website to launch partisan, campaign-related attacks on Russ Feingold, his 2016 challenger.
The Senate Ethics Manual, according to the Huffington Post, “says senators and staff members cannot use Senate Internet ‘for personal, promotional, commercial, or partisan political purposes.’”
The ever-unflappable Johnson isn’t worried about the ethics complaint, though. At a recent town hall, he dismissed the complaint as not “a big deal at all,” according to the Huffington Post, and went on to say: “I get PolitiFacted all the time, so we were just responding to that. And you know, because now we’re in campaign season, and the one fact-check was something Sen. Feingold had said, we responded to that.”
In other words, Johnson’s more or less leaning in to his decision […]Read more after the jump.