Ron Johnson says he is running for reelection because of 'destructive' Dem governance: 'I can't walk away'

约翰逊, during his 2016 reelection campaign to continue representing Wisconsin in the U.S. 参议院, 认捐, 如果当选, to only serve two terms. But Johnson told Fox News hedid not anticipate Democrats getting total control of government.


It was definitely my intention – it was my strong preference, both mine and my wife’s, to serve that second term and go home,” 约翰逊说. “But I did not anticipate Democrats getting total control of government, or them governing in the very divisive and destructive manner that they are governing.

Johnson said heappreciated 拜登总统的 就职演说, but said he broke his promise.

Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin along with other Senate Republicans slam CDC's new mask recommendations.

Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin along with other Senate Republicans slam CDC’s new mask recommendations. (盖蒂图片社)

He said his number one goal was to unify and heal this nation – but he has literally done the exact opposite,” 约翰逊说. “所以, it just feels like this nation is being torn apart, and I asked myself, if you are in a position to help make America safer, and more secure, and to help improve things, would you just walk away?”

他加了: “I’ve never walked away from doing difficult things so, I can’t walk away. I am in a position where I think I can help and make a real difference.

“否. 1 thing is, we have lost confidence, legitimately, with the FBI and the Justice Department and their corrupt investigation of Trump; health care agencies and their miserable failure of handing COVID; 媒体, for the most part; big tech giants – people have lost confidence in these institutions that are vital to a free democracy,” 约翰逊说.

他加了: “The only way I know how to restore confidence is to get to the bottom of things and get to the truth, and right now, the truth is getting covered up on so many different fronts.

Johnson has served as the chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Should he be reelected for a third term, due to Senate rules, his term leading that panel expires and he would shift to a leadership position on the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

Johnson said that, should he be reelected and take the helm at the subcommittee, it would be avery useful position for myself.

Johnson told Fox News he didn’t run for Senate toinvestigate and ask questions and get answers,” but said ithas really become my role now.

I would like to go home,” 约翰逊说. “I am not doing this because I want to be somebody. I value being a U.S. 参议员, but I am doing this for a real reason.

Johnson said that his work leading investigations andspeaking truthshas put him in a position of gettingrelentlessly attacked, vilified and ridiculed.

But it doesn’t deter me, because I know I am telling the truth,” 约翰逊说, adding that it is arelatively unique quality,” and he thinks, part of the reasonso many people have so strongly encouraged me to seek a second term.


The bottom line is I just truly love this country, I love the people in it, the folks of Wisconsin,” 约翰逊说. “Our nation is in trouble, it is being torn apart, and I think I can help the situation, which is why I have decided to run again.

As for his wife, Johnson said sherecognizes the unique perspective I bring to this and what my goals are. It is not to be somebody, it is to fix problems, and she has seen me be effective.

My wife loves this country too,” senatorial campaign will be different from his first two, Johnson said Republicansneed to regain the Senate,” and added thatevery seat is crucial,” 约翰逊说.

在这个十一月. 2, 2020, file photo sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol building on Capitol Hill in Washington.

在这个十一月. 2, 2020, file photo sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol building on Capitol Hill in Washington. (美联社照片/ Patrick Semansky, 文件)

与此同时, when asked how his third campaign would differ from his past two, Johnson said he has already receiveda completely different level of support in 2022 than in 2016,noting that he hasnothing but respectfor Sen. 里克·斯科特, R-Fla。, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Campaign.

I am a real ally of Sen. 里克·斯科特, I have nothing but respect for him, and he will supportthe senatorial committee will support my campaign,” 约翰逊说. “It is also a completely different attitude in the country right now,” 约翰逊说. “在 2022, it is really about stopping the destruction and the danger of a Democratic governance.

他加了: “Totally different campaigns, it is almost like a different world.