MADISON, Wis. – Today, PolitiFact gave Ron Johnson an unequivocal “Full Flop” on his pledge to serve just two terms. Johnson completed his flip-flop this week with his announcement he would run for a third term to continue representing only his own interests in Washington.
See below for PolitiFact’s breakdown of Johnson’s “full flop”:
…In 2016, when Johnson won a second term, he told voters he would not seek a third term.
But on Jan. 9, 2022, there was Johnson announcing he would run again.
In October 2016, in the run-up to the election, Johnson first mentioned he planned not to run for a third term in an interview with the Baraboo News Republic.
At the time, he was facing former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, a Democrat who had served 18 years in the Senate, in what was a rematch of the 2010 election – and this time Johnson was trailing in the polls.
In 2016, Johnson was unequivocal: That term, his second, would be his last.
Now, not so much.
Our role is to measure if he was consistent on the issue, and he was not. Far from it.
This is what we call a Full Flop.