Senator Ron Jonson participates in a Senate hearing.
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Ron Johnson’s Big Lie About the Big Lie

Today Wisconsin Senator and noted insurrection defender Ron Johnson told a Forbes reporter that he’s “never talked about the election being stolen,” adding that he’s merely noting there are “irregularities that need be examined.” Like so much of what comes out of Ron Johnson’s mouth, this is a lie. 

Here are the facts:

  • Last December, Senator Johnson went on CNBC’s Squawk Box and said, “There’s this feeling that this election was stolen, that it’s not fair, that there’s all kinds of fraud.”
     
  • Two days before the insurrection, Senator Johnson said in a radio interview that “70 million people are pretty ticked off, are frustrated, are concerned, and have real legitimate suspicions that this election was stolen.”
     
  • Finally, on the day of the insurrection itself, Sen. Johnson said on the radio: “Where elections have been stolen, where all of a sudden ballots show up and change the results of elections, it generally seems that occurs to elect a Democrat.” 

“Every time Ron Johnson opens his mouth he either says something stupid or lies about having said something stupid,” said American Bridge 21st Century spokesperson Max Steele. “A few weeks ago he claimed he would’ve only been scared of the insurrectionists had they’d been Black and said those who spent hours violently clashing with and assaulting the police ‘truly respect law enforcement.’ Now he’s trying to insist that he never said the words Wisconsinites saw and heard him repeatedly say. While he will no longer be a Senator after Wisconsin voters fire him in 2022, he’ll never stop being an embarrassment.”