“I believe America is in peril. Much as I’d like to ease into a quiet retirement, I don’t feel I should.”
Ron Johnson announced he’s running again for the U.S. Senate in Wisconsin, despite his previous pledge that he would retire, saying that “countless people” have encouraged him to run.
Johnson, 66, had promised in 2016 when he ran for his second term that he would retire at the end of it if he won. Johnson said he did not anticipate that Democrats would take over the government in 2020.
Johnson voted against confirming Joe Biden’s electoral college win, and has pushed for an audit of election results in Wisconsin. He also has downplayed the insurrection on January 6, saying that it “didn’t seem like an armed insurrection to me.”
Johnson has also been a black cloud of coronavirus misinformation, promoting hydroxychloroquine and Listerine, and most recently suggested that God provided better immunity than vaccines.