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On the Senate floor Ron Johson makes the bizarre claim that Capitol rioters were "fake Trump supporters"

Ron Johnson is using his questioning time during the Capitol security hearing to promote a conspiracy theory that the January 6 insurrectionists weren't actually Trump supporters, but were "provocateurs" and "fake Trump protesters"— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 23, 2021 During today's Capitol security hearing, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) said the violent insurrectionists who breached the Capitol to kill Vice President Pence and any members of Congress...
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Ukraine Was A Dud. Now The GOP Signals China May Be Next Big Anti-Biden Play

Fears that President Trump may use misleading allegations about China as a bludgeon against Joe Biden are coming to a head. For much of 2020, the President and his allies have pushed disinformation around the former vice president focused on Ukraine, in part because of the country’s role in President Trump’s impeachment and in part because of its byzantine relation to Russia’s  2016 election interference. But there have long been signs that Trumpworld would also seek to peddle misleading atta...
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Gloves Off: Mitt Slams RonJohn Ukraine Probe Comments As Illegitimate ‘Political Exercise’

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) slammed a Senate GOP probe into Joe Biden as a waste of taxpayer resources and a “political exercise” unfit for Congress on Wednesday. Romney’s comment’s came one day after Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee chair Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) told a Wisconsin radio station that “what our investigations are uncovering, I think, will reveal this is not somebody we should be electing president of the United States.” Romney derided Johnson’s Ukraine inves...
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Saving The Census Approaches A Do-Or-Die Moment in Congress

Finishing the 2020 census has turned into a giant mess and time is running out for Congress to clean it up. Whether the Census Bureau should be forced to expedite the final stages of its counting operation is currently the focus of a hugely consequential fight. With the dueling battles ongoing in federal courthouses and in the halls of the Congress, at stake is the accuracy of the census data, which determines the allocation of political power and government funding in the United States. The ...
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Mnuchin, Meadows Return To Unemployment Negotiations With A Fractured Caucus Behind Them

As the four lead negotiators enter their seventh meeting Tuesday afternoon on COVID-19 relief measures, almost no progress has been made on the negotiation’s central tenet: the unemployment insurance benefit, a $600 a week safety net that officially expired for over 30 million Americans on Friday. Democrats, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) have insisted that the benefit be extended for the foreseeable duration of the pandemic. Pelosi’s ...
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Johnson Draws Fire For Coronavirus Remarks: It’s ‘Not A Death Sentence’

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) got himself into hot water following a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Wednesday night that captured his attitude toward the coronavirus outbreak. Johnson told the newspaper that although he’s not denying that COVID-19 is a “nasty disease”and how it’s “obviously devastating” to between 1 and 3.4 percent of the population, the Wisconsin Republican estimated that 97 to 99 percent “will get through this” and develop immunities. Johnson went on to say that it’s not...
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Germans Aim to Kneecap U.S. Sanctions on Russia

Late on Friday, President Donald Trump is set to sign legislation sanctioning a gas pipeline project that would run from Russia to Germany. The Ukrainian government has worked to stop the project. The German government, meanwhile, opposes the sanctions. In a final series of meetings aiming to stave them off, Berlin officials made statements that frustrated both Ukrainian and U.S. officials, according to five sources with knowledge of the talks. The Germans have intimated that the U.S. will have ...
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GOP Sens Ask Intel IG To Look Into ‘Apparent Leaks’ During Russia Probe

Top Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) sent a letter to the intelligence community’s inspector general, pushing for a probe of “apparent leaks” from its agencies during the Russia probe. The letter focuses on “leaks” of information to the media that are referenced in text messages exchanged between former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, who have been vilified by Republicans for exchanging anti-Trump text messages while working on special counsel Robert Mue...
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GOP Homeland Security Chair ‘Concerned’ With ‘Growing Leadership Void’ At DHS

Following the ousters of the Homeland Security secretary and Secret Service director, and the withdrawal of the would-be ICE director’s nomination, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) said Monday that he was “concerned with the growing leadership void within the department tasked with addressing some of the most significant problems facing the nation.” Statement regarding the crisis at the border and DHS leadership.
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Johnson Walks It Back: 'Real Possibility’ That ‘Secret Society’ Text Was A Joke

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) has spent the past two days peddling his theory that there’s a “secret society” within the FBI holding “secret meetings off-site,” perpetuating the Republicans’ campaign to discredit the agency amid its Russia probe.Now, he’s open to the “real possibility” that his proof of the “secret society” was just a joke. Read More → [Author: Nicole Lafond]
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ABC News: FBI ’Secret Society’ Texts Appear To Have Been Made In Jest

The text messages exchanged between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that reference a “secret society” at the FBI appear to have been made in jest, according to new reporting from ABC News, which obtained copies of the messages. On Tuesday and Wednesday Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) made the cable news rounds to raise alarm about the missing texts and propagate his theory that there is a “secret society” operating out of the FBI. He claimed an informant had told him about “off-site meetings” t...
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Why GOP Sen. Johnson is a 'no'

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) expresses his opposition to the Senate tax plan, stating he wants bigger tax cuts for small businesses.
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Why Sen. Ron Johnson is a 'no'

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) expresses his opposition to the Senate tax plan, stating he wants bigger tax cuts for small businesses.
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Ron Johnson Comes Out Against Republican Tax Plan

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) on Wednesday said he will not vote for Republican lawmakers’ tax cut bill. Without Johnson’s support, the measure is hanging onto life by one vote. “If they can pass it without me, let them,” Johnson said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. “I’m not going to vote for this tax package.” Johnson complained about the process Republican lawmakers used to write the tax legislation, and called it “pretty offensive, personally.” His opposition may not be set in stone: ...
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BREAKING: O'Care Repeal Survives In Senate, But GOP Still Has No Plan

The Senate GOP’s Obamacare repeal effort overcame a major procedural hurdle Tuesday – but there remained no clear plan for what the final legislation would look like or whether it could win support to pass. The 51-50 vote – Vice President Mike Pence broke the tie – on what is called a motion to proceed opened debate on a yet-to-be-determined repeal bill. It was a dramatic inflection point in Republicans’ struggle to act on a major campaign promise. After Obamacare repeal looked all but dead in t...
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The 5 Big Unknowns On Obamacare Repeal In The Senate

Thursday will be a deja vu moment on the Senate-side of the Capitol. Senate Republicans will gather in a private room off the Senate chamber to go over a freshly unveiled health care bill they hope they can pass to fulfill their years’ long promise of dismantling the Affordable Care Act. Just like they did in June. But, like the morning they went through this exercise a few weeks ago, deep disagreements remain among the conference over how to replace Obamacare and whether that effort should incl...
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GOP Baseball Practice Shooting Looms Over 'Violent Extremism' Senate Hearing

Just a few hours after members of Congress, staffers and Capitol Police officers were reportedly shot at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, the chair and ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee used their opening statements at a hearing on “violent extremism” to address the morning’s violence. Committee Chair Ron Johnson (R-WI) emphasized that the committee’s priority is “countering extremism and violence in any form, including Islamist terrorism.” “There’s no way anyb...
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Senate GOP To Begin Working On Draft O'Care Repeal Language Over Recess

Senate Republicans will begin working on a draft of health care language over next week’s Memorial Day recess as the next step in their effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. It’s unclear what sort of proposals will be drafted, who exactly will be working on the text, and how the legislation will differ from the House GOP’s Obamacare repeal bill. “Over the break, initial legislation will be drafted and…we’ll have actually have a basis to discuss some of these things,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-W...
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