WASHINGTON – On Monday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) released the following statement on the desperate attempts by President Biden, Speaker Pelosi and their allies in the liberal media to distract from the failures of Democrat governance.
“Since President Biden was inaugurated, Democrats have pursued an agenda that has only weakened America through rampant inflation, rising crime, open borders, and a higher cost of living for all Americans. Senator Rick Scott put forward his proposal that opposes reckless federal spending and intrusive government overreach and supports conservative goals like local control of education, election integrity, religious liberty, and an improved health care system. I think it’s important for elected officials to tell their constituents what they are for, and I support Senator Scott for doing so.
“During a radio interview I used our failure to repeal and replace Obamacare as an example of how we need to be prepared to deliver on whatever agenda items we decide to run on. I was not suggesting repealing and replacing Obamacare should be one of those priorities. Even when we tried and failed, I consistently said our effort should focus on repairing the damage done by Obamacare and transitioning to a health system that works. I reiterated the necessity to fix our healthcare system in that interview and COVID-19 has exacerbated these failures. We have all seen disastrous results of President Biden's policies which include his pointless and divisive vaccine mandates, forced firings that caused worker shortages, and the lasting damage to our healthcare system and nation.
“Today's false attacks against me are just more desperate attempts by President Biden, Speaker Pelosi and their allies in the media to distract from the failures of their governance. As usual, they are falsely claiming I made statements I didn’t make and the liberal media are dishonestly reporting their false claims. It’s hard to keep track of all of their lies. I intend to focus on issues that most people are concerned about and will continue to expose the failures of Democratic governance and the harm they are causing Wisconsinites."