ICYMI: Sen. Ron Johnson on Meet the Press: “You Don’t Invite Me on to Interview Me. You Invite Me on to Argue with Me.”

WASHINGTON – On Sunday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Ranking Member of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, joined NBC’s Meet the Press to push back against the mainstream media’s bias, discuss the classified documents found in President Biden’s residences and private offices and highlight his investigation into Hunter Biden’s illicit activities.

Watch the full interview here. 

On oversight investigations:

“The problem is Congress never gets access to the information, and by the time we do get access to the information, if we do, it's all old news and the political figures aren't held accountable. From my standpoint, I'd much rather have political figures held accountable with the truth being exposed of what they did, what’s their wrongdoing, as opposed to the criminal penalties. Oftentimes, it's very difficult to get any kind of criminal charges or convictions, particularly if you're a Democrat in Washington, D.C.. So, from my standpoint, the more important imperative here is for the public to understand exactly what is happening inside the government, inside the administration, and we never find that out. And so that is part of the problem we have in terms of our politics today, is the American public remains in the dark, misinformation is spread on all sides. Certainly, from a conservative viewpoint, one of our frustrations is the censorship, the suppression of information primarily coming from the left against the conservative viewpoint.”


On Hunter Biden’s illicit activities:

“Chuck, is it a crime to be soliciting and purchasing prostitution in potentially European sex trafficking operations? Is that a crime? Because Chuck Grassley and I laid out about $30,000 paid by Hunter Biden to those types of individuals over December 2018, 2019 – about $30,000. That's about the same time that President Biden offered to pay about $100,000 of Hunter Biden's bills. I mean, again, that's just some information. I don't know exactly if that’s a crime. It doesn’t really look good. It sounds as sleazy as you know what.” 


On mainstream media bias:

“Part of the problem, and this is pretty obvious to anybody watching this, is you don't invite me on to interview me. You invite me on to argue with me. You know, I'm just trying to lay out the facts that certainly Senator Grassley and I uncovered. They were suppressed. They were censored. They interfered in the 2020 election. Conservatives understand that. Unfortunately, liberals in the media don't, and that's part of the reason our politics are in flames. We do not have an unbiased media. We don't. It's unfortunate. I'm all for free press. It needs to be more unbiased. There’s misinformation on both sides but the censorship and suppression primarily occurs from the left. It’s frustrating.”