Madison, Wis. —  At today’s Milwaukee Press Club event, a combative Ron Johnson lashed out at reporters and doubled down on his anti-Wisconsin legislative agenda. Johnson made clear that he will continue to use his perch in the Senate to serve himself and not the Wisconsinites he was elected to represent.

“Ron Johnson has become a creature of Washington. At every step, he does what’s best for him, and ignores the Wisconsinites he was elected to represent,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler said. “As Wisconsinites work to recover from the pandemic, Johnson continues to vote against legislation that would help the state’s families and economy.”

Key Takeaways:

  • Johnson kicked off the event by reiterating his desire to kill the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, which would allocate billions of dollars for the manufacturing sector and technical training, an investment Wisconsin could use to create good paying jobs and support local communities, as well as hold China accountable for their unfair cyber security and economic practices.
  • Johnson doubled down on his opposition to the COVID-19 relief Wisconsinites received that helped them pay their bills and put food on the table during the worst days of the pandemic.
  • Johnson stood by his previous comments falsely stating masks are ineffective in combating the spread of COVID-19, as well as arguing against the need for Wisconsinites to get vaccinated.
  • Johnson made it clear he is going to continue playing political games with the much needed infrastructure bill that would fix Wisconsin’s roads and bridges, provide broadband to rural communities, and get Wisconsinites back to work.
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