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Impeachment charges are "pretty thin gruel"

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI): I don't think the Senate should be making the case that the House should have made in their presentation. My guess is they weren't able to make the case. The charges are pretty thin gruel. I don't see anything impeachable in that. So, it's not the job of the Senate to make the case that the House should have made in their impeachment clause, or in their articles of impeachment.

Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL): Senator Johnson just made the case of why we should have witnesses. If he really believes it's thin, it's thin because the president of the United States ordered his top people who were in the room who have firsthand knowledge not to testify. He ordered documents not to be turned over. The American people and the United States Senate deserve to have a full, fair, and complete trial. That means witnesses. It means documents. It means getting the information out now.

Source: ABC This Week 2019 interview on impeaching Trump , Dec 22, 2019

Spent millions of own money to replace liberal Russ Feingold

Ron Johnson, a businessman and self-made millionaire who had never run for public office, decided to leave his business and take on Democratic senator Russ Feingold. Johnson was willing to spend millions of his own money in a long-shot effort to replace the liberal Feingold.

Johnson ran on a commitment to make government smaller and more accountable. Ron was told he had no chance of winning, yet he was willing to risk everything he had worked for to try to save his country.

Source: Now Or Never, by Sen. Jim DeMint, p.219 , Jan 10, 2012

Member of the Tea Party movement.

Johnson is a member the Tea Party movement

The Tea Party movement is a populist conservative social movement in the United States that emerged in 2009 through a series of locally and nationally coordinated protests. The protests were partially in response to several Federal laws: the stimulus package; te healthcare bill; and the TARP bailouts. The name "Tea Party" refers to the Boston Tea Party of 1773, the source of the phrase, "No Taxation Without Representation."

Source: Tea Party movement 10-Tea on Aug 11, 2010

Supports Judeo-Christian framework of morality.

Johnson supports the AFA survey question on religious morality

The American Family Association Action Voter Guide asked if candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.' American Family Association Action (AFA Action) produces the online "iVoterGuide" for selected state and federal races. The mission of AFA Action is to inform and mobilize individuals to strengthen the biblical foundations of America.

Source: American Family Association survey 16AFA_Q4A on Nov 8, 2016

Supports religious liberty and sees it at risk.

Johnson supports the AFA survey question on religious liberty

The American Family Association Action Voter Guide asked if candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.' American Family Association Action (AFA Action) produces the online "iVoterGuide" for selected state and federal races. The mission of AFA Action is to inform and mobilize individuals to strengthen the biblical foundations of America.

Source: American Family Association survey 16AFA_Q4B on Nov 8, 2016

Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted.

Johnson voted NAY blocking certification of the Electoral vote

Explanation of 1/6/21 Electoral Certification, by Emily Brooks, Washington Examiner:Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Paul Gosar led an objection to counting Electoral College votes from the state of Arizona, the first formal objection to state results in a series of moves that will delay the certification of Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election over President Trump. Cruz is advocating for an `emergency 10-day audit` of election returns in disputed states. The usually ceremonial joint session of Congress that convenes to count and accept Electoral College votes will be put on hold as the House and Senate separately debate the objection.