WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) joined Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” to discuss how the Biden administration’s policies have weakened America and emboldened our enemies.

The interview can be found here, excerpts are below.

On Biden’s Policy Failures: 

“Remember, they put Vice President Harris in charge of the border. That has been a complete fiasco. If you really think about it, it’s in those early days of the Biden administration when he canceled the Keystone XL Pipeline, opened up our borders, started pushing for out-of-control deficit spending which has sparked 7.5% inflation to a 40-year high. All of these policy decisions have weakened America. It’s emboldened our enemies. It’s basically tempted tyrants to take advantage of the situation, so you have now a situation where tyrants are on the rise and we’re trying to react. It’s very costly to react, as you are seeing with a $13 billion aid package. It would have been far better to supply Ukraine with the lethal defensive weaponry and keep them in a position where it might have changed Putin’s calculation, but that’s not what this administration did. What this administration has done, is virtually across the board, enacted policies that have weakened this country.”

On the Message of the People’s Convoy: 

“The exact same people now are losing their jobs because of these idiotic and pointless mandates. So all the truckers are doing is they are representing all those heroes of the pandemic, and they are just asking for their freedoms back. They want to be able to live their lives. They don’t want to have to face termination if they don’t want to subject themselves to, for example, a vaccine that is still under emergency use authorization. It was a very moving experience. They told powerful stories. I’m hoping the mainstream media will cover their stories because they have an important point to make.”

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