Sen. Ron Johnson, an insurrectionist supporter, tried to present himself as a friend of law enforcement during the Wisconsin Senate Debate. It didn’t work out well.
Mandela Barnes calls Ron Johnson an insurrection supporter during Wisconsin Senate debate. pic.twitter.com/nMUZCqeLYv
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Johnson said, “Whenever I see a police officer, I go up to him and say thank you for your service. If I have time, I say please don’t be dispirited by the allowed of you who are trying to defund you.”
Barnes had a response ready, “I’m sure he did not have the same interaction with the 140 officers who were injured during the January 6th insurrection. One officer stabbed the middle stake. Another officer was crushed between the revolving door. Another one was struck in the head with a fire extinguisher. When we talk about respect, let’s think about the 140 officers he left behind because of an insurrection he supported.”
This was the kind of night Sen. Ron Johnson, who ran for office in violation his term limit pledge, found it. Recent polling shows that the Wisconsin US Senate election is tied at 47%-47%. Debates don’t usually change minds, but very bad nights can swing some undecided voters in a close contest.
Ron Johnson didn’t have a great debate. If a candidate is called out for…