U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson takes aim at the media in a new TV ad, accusing them of becoming “advocates for the Democrat Party.”
Johnson’s campaign said the ad is running statewide on broadcast and cable TV, but declined to provide other details.
Johnson, R-Oshkosh, has been accused of making a series of false and misleading claims, including on COVID-19. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wrote an editorial calling him unfit for office.
The spot opens with a screen full of logos from national media as well as the Journal Sentinel.
Johnson says in the ad the media “got Joe Biden, who campaigned from his basement, elected president.” He goes on to accuse them of covering up “the disastrous policies created by attacking and censoring anyone who exposes the failures.” But he adds they can’t hide inflation, higher gas prices or crime from the people “devastated by them.”
“I will continue to ask questions and uncover the truth,” Johnson says to close the spot.