WASHINGTON — On Monday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) joined Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” to discuss Big Tech censorship of free speech and the mainstream media’s reluctance to cover questions surrounding the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Excerpts of the interview are below, and full video here.
On YouTube censorship:
“I’ve been labeled together with Dr. (Peter) McCullough and (Dr.) Harvey Risch as the snake oil salesmen of the Senate, censored twice now. Dr. Pierre Kory, his testimony from my hearing: 8 million views. People do not like the NIH (Covid treatment) guideline to basically do nothing, go home afraid, isolate yourself and, if you get sick enough, go to the hospital. People are actually looking for early treatment. YouTube censored that after 8 million views and now they censored some pretty innocuous statements where, again, I'm just asking people: Get information, talk to a doctor that’s willing to at least consider early treatment. It might save your life.”
On letters to health agencies:
“We have written to the NIH to give us all of those emails unredacted so we can actually see what is behind the redactions. There has been a cover-up — let's face it — whether it’s the lab leak theory, the origins, the whole cover-up of that, but also in terms of what else is happening here with early treatment. I have written three letters to (NIH Director) Dr. (Francis) Collins to explain: What have you done with early treatment? He claims he spent hundreds of millions of dollars exploring different generic drugs for repurposing and he obviously does not respond to me, so, again, these agencies have an awful lot of explaining to do.”
“(President Trump) was plagued by people that were not loyal to him throughout the administration in all of these agencies. Laura, there is a very deep state. It’s primarily populated by liberal Democrats. They oppose a conservative president’s agenda. It makes it very difficult. It is actually amazing how much President Trump accomplished with that level of resistance.”
“I think the truth has been hiding in plain sight in terms of the gain of function research, in terms of, probably, where this virus was released, probably from the Wuhan lab. It’s all been out there. Of course, the news media has been covering that up as well, social media has. So, again, these health agencies, Dr. Fauci, Dr. Collins — they have an awful lot of explaining to do.”