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Sen. Johnson’s views move from fringe to extreme



We are used to hearing the fringe views from Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson. Now it seems his views are moving from fringe to extremist. The U.S. Senator has claimed the pandemic was nothing to be scared of. That it was made up to make the President look bad. He told us we didn’t need to take precautions like capacity limits. He told us President Trump won the election, but it had been stolen. Even after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Johnson didn’t condemn it. And in a recent interview says of those who stormed the Capitol, “those were people who love this country, that truly respect law enforcement, would never do anything to break the law.” Has he not seen the videos, or understood that five people died on one of the most disturbing days in our history when our democracy was attacked? But Sen. Johnson goes further, saying had the primarily white supporters of President Trump been Black Lives Matter protesters, then he may have been scared. Even for Johnson, such racist comments mark a new low. Anyone who attempts to attack our democracy needs to be condemned, regardless of their ideology. It can’t be ok because you agree with their cause.  

Scott Robert Shaw serves as WIZM Program Director and News Director, and delivers the morning news on WKTY, Z-93 and 95.7 The Rock. Scott has been at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 1989, and authors Wisconsin's only daily radio editorial, "As I See It" heard on WIZM each weekday morning and afternoon.

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  1. Jenny

    March 16, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    Senator Johnson is right.

  2. Brad

    March 17, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    Johnson is trash


    March 30, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    Johnson is a disgrace, and acting as an asset of Russia essentially parroting Putin’s propaganda.

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