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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