Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson angrily denies that he ever Threatened social security program Even if he has.
Johnson, a devoted Trump ally who is trailing in the polls in the upcoming midterm, proposed last month that funding for Social Security (and Medicare) be fixed year after year. “Discretionary” Spending Programs, This would subject money to potentially fierce partisan political battles every year, jeopardizing projected income. some 69 million Americans – most of whom have paid their entire working lives in the program.
Johnson lashed out at “Fox & Friends” on Sunday, claiming he is a “liar” for dismantling Social Security.
“All Democrats can lie about me,” said the testy senator. “The most outrageous lie they are telling about me right now is that I want to cut or eliminate Social Security… Which elected official would ever want to cut Social Security? This is absurd on its face. I want to save Social Security.”
Johnson warns in his campaign website that Social Security benefits May have to “cut off” without enough money to support the program. Yet Johnson enthusiastically voted to reduce corporate taxes by 40% during the Trump administration, Estimated $2.3 Trillion Suck From US Treasury more than 10 years.
Wisconsin-based Democratic strategist Ben Knuckles said Johnson had stepped on the “third rail” of American politics Threatening the sustainability of Social Security and Medicare funding.
“Ron Johnson never misses an opportunity to put his foot in his mouth,” Knuckles told The Hill. “Johnson opened up on this huge new line of attack with his radical, extreme positions on Social Security that voters 55 and over are going to be fully aware of. When you have a 60 to 50 year old plus If there are 65% voters, it is going to be a big problem for them,” he said.
The Social Security issue isn’t the only one Johnson is trying to dodge now.
He is also touting his attempt to give former Vice President Mike Pence a slate of fake voters to overthrow the 2020 presidential election. Now he insists that he was only involved for “seconds” and that he really had no idea what was going on.
“I had virtually no involvement,” Senator told a reporter last month, “Literally, my participation lasted a few seconds, right?”
Johnson never had the opportunity to change the names of fake voters because Pence’s chief of staff said they would not be accepted.
One of the bogus voters is on Johnson’s campaign payroll. The Justice Department is currently investigating fake voters In Wisconsin and six other states and their plot to overthrow the electorate, Representative Benny Thompson (D-Miss.), Speaker of the House, according to the Jan. 6 Commission.
Johnson currently appears to be the weakest of Republican senators in the midterm elections. 11-year-old Senate veteran behind Democratic rival Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes Recent polls show, by a small margin, another example that Trump’s excessive loyalty may not pay off in the general election.