Following recent CNN reporting, news outlets across Wisconsin and the country are highlighting that Ron Johnson was this week caught lying to voters about his views on climate change.
While Johnson last week told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “I am not a climate change denier,” CNN reported Johnson was caught on tape in early June telling a GOP audience that climate change is “bullshit.”
The unapologetic dishonesty from Johnson on this topic — which comes through consistently across news coverage — underscores for Wisconsin voters that Johnson is likely prepared to lie about anything (and it’s not the first time).
Here’s a look at headlines in Wisconsin and across the country:
Wisconsin State Journal: U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson: Climate change is ‘bull…’
WKOW-TV/ABC Madison: Johnson at June GOP event: climate change is ‘bullsh*t’
WMTV-TV/NBC Madison: Sen. Ron Johnson mouths to Republican group that climate change is ‘bullsh*t’
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Joe Biden takes a swipe at Ron Johnson’s comments on climate change
CNN Newsroom: “But why is he denying being a denier?”
The Hill: Ron Johnson: Climate change is ‘bullsh–‘
The Independent: GOP senator caught mouthing that climate crisis is ‘bulls***’
American Independent: Ron Johnson attacks ‘scaremongers’ for warning people about climate change