Sen. Ron Johnson Makes The Most Right-Wing Slip Of The Tongue Ever

Ultra-conservative Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Tuesday said he condoned white supremacy before quickly correcting the slip of the tongue to say he condemned it, but people on

the internet mercilessly pounced anyway. quite the slip from Ron Johnson here 😬— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 20, 2022 “Paging Dr.

Freud,” one Twitter user cracked. That Johnson made his gaffe in an interview with fellow rightie Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business only made it worse. One jokester imagined

Bartiromo’s response to be: “Jeez, remember to ‘dog whistle,’ Ron, like we practiced!” Johnson’s record on race happens to be problematic. In a 2020 interview, he refused to

condemn Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse, who killed two Black Lives Matters protesters. Johnson said “justice has been served” when Rittenhouse was acquitted. Christine

Neumann-Ortiz, executive director of the immigration rights group Voces de la Frontera, said in August that Johnson’s hyperbolic comments about border security aimed “to align

with Trump and the far right to try to peddle hatemongering and division.” In 2021, Johnson was accused of racism for saying he wasn’t concerned about the Capitol rioters,

but would have been had they belonged to Black Lives Matter or Antifa. Johnson, who faces Democrat Mandela Barnes in November’s election, was part of a fake-electors plot to

reverse Donald Trump’s 2020 election defeat. One critic called his blunder with Bartiromo “an all-time Freudian slip.” Check out other tweets: Paging Dr.