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Ron Johnson Peddles Misinformation; Refuses to Address Domestic Terrorism

Oct 14, 2020

Washington, D.C. –  This morning, The New York Post published dirt allegedly obtained by President Trump’s lawyer as part of an effort to smear Joe Biden’s children. Hours later, Ron Johnson announced that his committee will look into the Trump Campaign’s charges. 

In response, Congressional Integrity Project Executive Director Kyle Herrig released the following statement:

“It took Ron Johnson a few hours to comment on Rudy Giuliani’s hatchet job in the NY Post, which could be Russian disinformation, but he has spent the past week avoiding saying anything about a right wing militia that threatened the lives of two governors. Ron Johnson is more interested in being President Trump’s political errand boy than actually doing his job. 

“If Ron Johnson wants to discuss the business dealings of politicians’ children, he should start answering questions about an ethics complaint filed yesterday into his own children getting preferential treatment to access millions in taxpayer funds.” 

Yesterday, the Campaign for Accountability, a government watchdog group, filed an ethics complaint with the Wisconsin Ethics Commission to investigate how Ron Johnson’s children benefited from preferential treatment when they received millions of dollars in state tax credits. This filing follows a recently released report by the Congressional Integrity Project that found Ron Johnson’s children used a trust he established to buy an investment property from a Johnson donor. After the purchase, they  received special treatment to access millions in tax credits from a state organization run by another Johnson donor despite violating state rules.