As his prospects for winning re-election dim with each new poll, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson (R) loses more of his grip on reality, going to far as to suggest that “the left” in America is ruining everything from education to journalism, religion, and government itself.
Johnson made those remarks during an appearance on right-wing Fox News host Mark Levin’s show Sunday evening, claiming that liberals, Democrats, and “the left” are destroying the United States and don’t even have a right to be citizens.
“The press is so unbelievably powerful and the left has infiltrated every institution of this country.
“They started with the college and university system. So they control college of education and journalism and law. And they’ve infiltrated every agency. They’ve infiltrated religions. They’ve infiltrated everything and now we’re seeing the results of that.”
Be sure and note Johnson’s repeated use of the word “infiltrated,” which hints at some sort of devious plot afoot by Democrats simply because they have political beliefs that differ from those of the senator and his political compatriots.
That led Johnson to make his other point: That Republicans must win the midterm elections or the nation is doomed:
“That’s why our nation is literally on a precipice. We’re at a hinge point in history.
“We have to win this election and we have to win many more because we’ve got to push them out of these institutions and return some normalcy, return the values that made this country great.”
Johnson’s comments about infiltration are especially ironic when you consider that he and several of his GOP colleagues visited Moscow on July 4, 2018.
The senator is also suspected of having played a role in efforts to overturn the 2020 election, providing an alternate slate of electors for Wisconsin that would have helped Donald Trump remain as president.