The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reminded Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) of his earlier pledge to serve solely two phrases because it urged voters to ship him packing within the 2022 midterm elections in a damning editorial printed Wednesday.
The newspaper’s editorial board broke down precisely why it believes Johnson is “the worst Wisconsin political consultant because the notorious Sen. Joseph McCarthy.”
It ripped the Donald Trump loyalist, who’s dealing with a reported tight race towards Democratic Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, as “an election falsifier who recklessly promoted” Trump’s 2020 lies and a “science fabulist” who baselessly questioned COVID-19 vaccines and unfold pandemic misinformation. Johnson was additionally slammed for making an attempt to rewrite “the sordid historical past” of the lethal U.S. Capitol riot.
The publication has gone after Johnson in a equally stinging method earlier than.
“You’ll discover Johnson shouldn’t be touting an extended file of accomplishments in his advertisements for re-election,” the board wrote. “As a substitute, he and his supporters have attacked his opponent — a Black man — as ‘totally different’ and ‘harmful.’”
Johnson was first elected to the Senate in 2010.
“Johnson previously promised to serve not more than two phrases,” the board concluded. “Voters ought to maintain him to that pledge in November.”
Learn the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s full editorial.
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