When COVID-19 came to the United States, Donald Trump focused on making it a culture war issue rather than keeping people safe. And many Republicans in the Senate fell right in line.
Few lawmakers spread more COVID misinformation than Ron Johnson. The Unvaxxed Senator claimed he wouldn’t be getting a shot because he already had COVID. And this week, he knocked inoculations by saying that we can’t create something better than God.
Johnson recently announced he would run for re-election. So Fox News had him on air this Sunday to shower him with privies.
Johnson began the interview by whining:
“We need the truth. And unfortunately, the truth is being censored today at an alarming, a very disconcerting rate. And so I’m just one of those truth tellers. I ask tough questions, I try and get answers, but when I tell the truth, the truths that the media elite, the governing elite don’t want to hear, I get censored, I get attacked, vilified, but it doesn’t deter me. I think we need people that are willing to seek the truth.“
Bartiromo responded to Johnson’s comments by showering him with praise. She told the Wisconsin Republican, “You have been a truth-teller around Covid, the origins of Covid, the origins of the Russia hoax, the impeachment of Donald Trump. The list goes on and on.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of Fox News:
— Maria Bartiromo (@MariaBartiromo) January 9, 2022
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.