the Wrong Johnson Archive

the Wrong Johnson Archive

An Anthology of U.S. Senator Ron Johnson’s Embarrassingly Out-of-Touch Record


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The stunning frequency with which U.S. Senator Ron Johnson proves himself to be utterly misinformed inspired us to chronicle his extremism. Join our email list to stay updated on this project and other issues facing our state.

“FBI ‘Secret Society’ working to overthrow Donald Trump”
The GOP Says It Has Evidence Of A Secret Society At The FBI
“I'm not gonna speak for John McCain — he has a brain tumor right now.”
GOP Sen. Ron Johnson: McCain’s brain tumor might have been factor in no vote on health care
“It's just — it's not even an issue here in Wisconsin, it doesn't even move the radar at all.”
Ron Johnson says abortion not an issue
“The economy was not in free fall when Pres. Obama took office.”
Ron Johnson thinks Obama did not come into office with the economy in a free fall
“Business outsourcing is not responsible for our weakened economy.”
Ron Johnson Doesn’t See a Problem with Outsourcing
“So no I think [climate change] is absolutely not proven.”
Ron Johnson’s says climate change not proven
“You can get [contraception]. Go online, type it in. It’s easy to get.”
Ron Johnson’s Advice To Women Who Can’t Afford Contraception
“Younger people have no expectation of having any Medicare or Social Security.”
Ron Johnson says younger people have no expectation of having any Medicare or Social Security
“[The Affordable Care Act] is the single greatest assault on freedom in my lifetime.”
Ron Johnson claims Obamacare is a greater threat than terrorism
“The climate for business investment is far more certain in communist China than it is in the U.S.”
Ron Johnson on moving jobs to China
“Greenland was actually green at one point in time. And it's been, since, it's a whole lot whiter now.”
Ron Johnson Said Greenland Used To Be Green
“I absolutely do not believe in the science of man-caused climate change. It’s not proven by any stretch of the imagination.”
Ron Johnson claims sunspots are behind climate change
“When you continue to extend unemployment benefits, people really don't have the incentive to go take other jobs.”
Ron Johnson opposes unemployment insurance and programs to help the poor
“I was watching FOX News and, uh, Dick Morris came on.”
Ron Johnson, on how being a rich guy in Wis. inspired him to public service
  • Sen. Ron Johnson Continues Impeachment Bumbling

    After briefly dodging reporters’ questions, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson has put himself back in the middle of Donald Trump’s ethical morass.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/01/2019
  • Donald Trump’s Man in Ukraine

    Ron Johnson has bumbled his way into the center of an impeachment investigation and looks very much like one of Donald Trump’s men in Ukraine.

    Mike Browne, 10/29/2019
  • Mike Browne: Donald Trump’s Man in Ukraine

    Sen. Ron Johnson has bumbled his way into center of impeachment investigation.

    Urban Milwaukee, 10/29/2019
  • Ron Johnson Says Robert Mueller’s Testimony Was ‘sad,’ Says Age Took a Toll

    Analiese Eicher, executive director of the liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, said Johnson's comments were unfair.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/26/2019
  • Support for Brett Kavanaugh Pattern of Ron Johnson’s Horrendous Record on Issues of Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment

    Ron Johnson today announced he would be voting in favor of Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to a lifetime seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/05/2018
  • Ron Johnson Votes to Advance Nomination of Racist, Homophobe to Lifetime Court Seat; Tammy Baldwin Rejects Extremist

    With the help of Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, the nomination of racist and homophobe Michael Brennan to a lifetime appointment continues to advance.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 05/09/2018
  • Sen. Ron Johnson Stands By His Secret Society Allegation, Maybe

    U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson appeared on Fox News to declare there was a “secret society” within the FBI with a bias against Donald Trump.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/26/2018
  • The Week Ahead: Scott Walker a Featured Speaker at Florida Alt-Right Conference, Paul Ryan to Add $1.5 Trillion to Federal Deficit and Ron Johnson Gets His ‘Badger Bribe’

    In the midst of the holiday season, right-wing Wisconsin politicians have a busy week of spreading discord and looting the federal treasury.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/18/2017
  • Ron Johnson Must Apologize for Equating Sexual Assault of Children With ‘Dating’

    One Wisconsin Now is demanding Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) immediately apologize for equating the sexual assault of a 14-year-old with “dating.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/13/2017
  • Will Sen. Ron Johnson Put His Own Pocketbook Before Principle?

    Rush is On to Pass GOP Tax Giveaway That Could Include ‘Badger Bribe’ Before Newly-Elected Democratic U.S. Senator Doug Jones Takes Seat

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/13/2017
  • Senator Ron Johnson’s ‘Seat at the Table’ Doesn’t Include an Actual Seat at the Table

    Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson was left off conference committee on GOP tax giveaway after bragging he would personally protect his ‘Badger Bribe’

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/08/2017
  • Ron Johnson Gets His ‘Badger Bribe’ to Vote for Disastrous Tax Cut Plan

    Ron Johnson was bought off by getting his company a new tax break and he didn’t even hide it. If this ‘Badger Bribe’ isn’t a crime, it should be.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/01/2017
  • ‘If It’s True’, Sen. Ron Johnson’s Failure to Strongly Confront Sexual Abuse of Women and Children Continues

    Ron Johnson Offers Only Qualified Condemnation of Sourced Reporting of Abuse of Teens, Minor Women by GOP U.S. Senate Candidate Roy Moore

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/10/2017
  • One Wisconsin Now Statements on Ron Johnson Vote

    Their vote will mean critical health care coverage will be stripped from millions of Americans and many more will pay more for coverage and receive less care.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/25/2017
  • Wisconsin Senator’s Health Care Stance Welcomed Back Home

    "People should do their due diligence to convince Ron Johnson that they can't fix this bill," said Scot Ross, leader of a liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now.

    Associated Press, 06/27/2017
  • No Secret Health Care Deals

    If the Republicans in the U.S. Senate aren’t willing to have an open and public debate then they should scrap it and start over.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/21/2017
  • Protecting Integrity of Federal Courts Requires Halting Consideration of Trump Nominees Amid Deepening Concerns for Legitimacy of Administration

    The U.S. Senate should delay action on Donald Trump’s nominees until mounting questions about his administration are resolved

    One Wisconsin Institute, 05/16/2017
  • From 2015-16 Scott Walker, Ron Johnson Had Strong Opinions About Release of Classified Materials

    Scott Walker & Ron Johnson but have nothing to say about their party’s leader handing over classified information to one of our nation’s biggest enemies, Russia.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/16/2017
  • Reports Say Republicans in Congress Set to Give Themselves Special Protection From Insurance Company Abuses in Latest Version of Bill to Repeal Affordable Care Act

    Reports Say Republicans in Congress to Give Selves Special Protection From Insurance Company Abuses in Latest Version of Bill to Repeal Affordable Care Act.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/26/2017
  • Wisconsin Republicans Standing With Trump on State Visit Also Standing Against Student Loan Borrowers

    Donald Trump is visiting Kenosha today and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, Gov. Scott Walker and State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos will be standing alongside him on stage.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/18/2017
  • Tell Congress to Protect Student Loan Borrowers

    Contact your Senators and Representative. Tell them to protect student loan borrowers and oppose Trump and his administration’s repeal of consumer protections.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/18/2017
  • Ron Johnson Puts Donald Trump Before Wisconsin

    “Today, Tammy Baldwin stood up for the people of Wisconsin and Ron Johnson stood up for Donald Trump.”

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/07/2017
  • Going Nuclear to Confirm Right-Wing Supreme Court Nominee Destructive to Senate, Courts and Rights of All Americans

    Wisconsin attorneys and activists spoke out in opposition to right-wing judge Neil Gorsuch and the U.S. Senate GOP scheme to impose a “nuclear option” rule.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/06/2017
  • Will U.S. Senator Ron Johnson Put Patriotism Before Partisan Political Power Play?

    It’s his choice whether he stands up for the independence of our courts or puts partisan politics before the integrity of our democracy.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/03/2017
  • Republican Congressional Delegation Owes Wisconsin Answers About TrumpCare

    Here are the questions to which Wisconsin constituents are owed answers by the Republican Congressional delegation of Senator Ron Johnson and U.S. Representatives.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/08/2017
  • Three Questions Sen. Ron Johnson Must Answer on Sessions Scandal

    One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross suggested Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson needed to answer these three questions about the Jeff Sessions scandal.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/02/2017
  • Sen. Johnson Concerned With “Call Overload”

    Groups like One Wisconsin Now have used social media to criticize Johnson's votes confirming Trump cabinet nominees, most notably Betsy DeVos.

    WDJT-TV, 02/10/2017
  • Sen. Ron Johnson Set to Fast Track Setting Clock Back on Civil Rights, Voting Rights With Nomination of Jeff Sessions As U.S. Attorney General

    Sen. Ron Johnson appears on board for the fast tracking of Donald Trump’s nomination of Jeff Sessions to be the U.S. Attorney General

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/06/2017
  • Jenni Dye: It Shouldn’t Take Christmas Miracle for Ron Johnson to Do His Job

    Will Sen. Ron Johnson and the GOP deliver on a judge to fill the longest-running federal judicial vacancy in the nation – or will they deliver a lump of coal?

    Capital Times, 12/16/2016
  • Wisconsin Comrades Set to Welcome Donald Trump, Whitewash Russian Attempts to Influence Elections

    Top Wisconsin Republicans have announced they will be standing with Donald Trump on stage this evening as he visits Wisconsin.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/13/2016
  • It Shouldn’t Take a Christmas Miracle for Sen. Ron Johnson to Do His Job and Approve Judicial Nominee He Supports

    Instead of trying to rig federal courts for partisan gain, Johnson and his GOP colleagues should give American people the gift of democracy this holiday season.

    One Wisconsin Institute, 12/08/2016
  • ‘Unbelievable’: Wisconsin Political Observers Continue to Marvel at Trump, Johnson Victories

    Scot Ross, executive director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, also credited a "tidal wave of money" that buoyed Johnson.

    Capital Times, 11/10/2016