Republican Senator. Ron Johnson said a lot of wild things about Capitol Riot—Refused to investigate, calling it a “peaceful protest” and saying he would be more concerned if attackers come from Black Lives Matter or antifa—And a new progressive advertising campaign is calling him to join it.
“You’re failing us, Senator Johnson,” the ad opens. “Defending our democracy has never been partisan and you refuse to investigate the deadly attack on our Capitol.”
The position was part of an $800,000 print and television advertising campaign to oust the Wisconsin senator and was supported by a coalition of progressive groups calling themselves Democrats for All Action. year 2021, NBC News reported. Included in the coalition are the NAACP, the Sierra Club, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the Working Family Party and the National Education Association Labor Federation. This is not their first ad purchase. An earlier campaign by the group that ran in April of this year supported the For the People Act, a suffrage law created by Democrats in an effort to counter attacks on the Supreme Court’s suffrage. and Republican legislatures in recent years.
The ad also attacked Johnson for failing to protect his right to vote. “You commit lies and system fraud to stay in power rather than protect Wisconsinites,” the ad said as Johnson called the Capitol riots a “peaceful protest” with rioters smashing glasses as they tried to attack to evacuate the legislators.
Johnson has yet to commit to running for re-election when his term expires in 2022, but he has edged out Democrats in the race. “I’m going to do everything I can to make sure that whoever runs, whether it’s me or anyone else, has the best chance of winning and keeping the seat in Republican hands because of what really is going on. out in this country and is a real threat. that the Democrats in power lay down for our liberties,” Johnson told the broadcaster WEAU at a local Republican Party event on Saturday.
However, the Democrats remained determined. “Wisconsin is a 50-50 state but somehow Ron Johnson represents only the very far right,” said Democratic Representative Jodi Emerson, who endorsed State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski for the election. Democrats’ 2022 preliminary, said.
“It’s time for Johnson to put country over partisan,” the ad concludes.