Extremely-conservative Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Tuesday mentioned he condoned white supremacy earlier than shortly correcting the slip of the tongue to say he condemned it, however folks on the web mercilessly pounced anyway.
“Paging Dr. Freud,” one Twitter person cracked.
That Johnson made his gaffe in an interview with fellow rightie Maria Bartiromo on Fox Enterprise solely made it worse. One jokester imagined Bartiromo’s response to be: “Jeez, keep in mind to ‘canine whistle,’ Ron, like we practiced!”
Johnson’s file on race occurs to be problematic. In a 2020 interview, he refused to condemn Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse, who killed two Black Lives Issues protesters. Johnson mentioned “justice has been served” when Rittenhouse was acquitted.
Christine Neumann-Ortiz, government director of the immigration rights group Voces de la Frontera, mentioned in August that Johnson’s hyperbolic feedback about border safety aimed “to align with Trump and the far proper to attempt to peddle hatemongering and division.”