Rough media coverage has continued for U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, following ProPublica’s bombshell report last week highlighting Johnson’s push for 2017 tax law changes that provided “hundreds of millions of dollars in deductions to megadonors who funded his campaigns.”
And Johnson’s problems aren’t going away anytime soon, with questions still unanswered about his shadow lobbying for big donors. During a Friday radio interview, Johnson falsely denied hearing from campaign donors as he promoted tax law changes that benefited their businesses. Johnson’s denial comes despite a ProPublica-obtained paper trail showing that Johnson personally forwarded a prominent donor’s email about tax law changes “to top Republicans in the House and Senate,” while lobbying for bill modifications that would — and ultimately did — benefit said donor.
Read and watch the coverage from the past week:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Ron Johnson defends pass-through tax provision as Democrats accuse him of doing the bidding of his top donors
USA Today Network-Wisconsin Editorial Board: Nobody’s senator but theirs: Ron Johnson’s backroom dealing shows who he’s working for. It’s not you.
The Shepherd Express: Joel McNally: Ron Johnson and the Billionaire Gang
MSNBC: The Reid Out: “Ron Johnson using his job to benefit his rich friends.”
The Nation: Ron Johnson Does the Bidding of the Ultra-Rich