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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) mistakenly said he "condones" white supremacy before correcting himself. Johnson made the remark during a Tuesday interview on Fox Business. "When I was chairman of Homeland Security, we would have an annual threat hearing," the senator told host Maria Bartiromo. "My ranking member would always be bringing up white supremacy, which I condone." Realizing that he had made a mistake, Johnson quickly stuttered out the words, "I condemn." The clip was shared by an American Bridge researcher, who called the remark an "all-time Freudian slip from Ron Johnson." Johnson has previously said that he would have been "concerned" if Black Lives Matter stormed the Capitol while calling the Jan. 6 rioters "people that love this country, that truly respect law enforcement."

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Was it really a slip? Or did he say exactly what he had intended to say.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-09-20 02:23 PM | Reply

I watched the full interview. Ron Johnson mostly spends his time defending Trump's possession of classified documents, and talking about the need to investigate Hunter Biden.

However this specific comment was to downplay the threat of white supremacy.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-20 02:39 PM | Reply

On one hand I firmly believe that Ron Johnson is an ---- moron but on the other I also believe he is a racist traitor.

#3 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2022-09-23 12:20 AM | Reply

Johnson is an ass, but this insinuation is stupid. Accusing half the country of being white supremacists and equating "white privilege" with "white supremacy" is what helped get Trump elected.

#4 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-09-23 11:25 AM | Reply

"equating "white privilege" with "white supremacy"

They're on the same continuum.
It's just a matter of degree.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-23 12:17 PM | Reply

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