Ron Johnson held up a Senate vote to make Juneteenth a holiday, and when he at last relented, he did so only begrudgingly (“While it still seems strange that having taxpayers provide federal employees paid time off is now required to celebrate the end of slavery, it is clear that there is no appetite in Congress to further discuss the matter”).
When Johnson showed up at the Juneteenth celebration in Milwaukee, he should not have been surprised by the reception he received:
Johnson told reporters that his experience interacting with attendees had been generally positive, except for “one nasty comment.”
However, as more people recognized him, he was drowned out by a chorus of boos. Members of a growing crowd swore at him and said, “We don’t want you here.”
He should not have been surprised, and probably wasn’t, by the reception he received. Johnson wants to say what he wants, and to spread whatever conspiracy theories – foreign or domestic – he can repeat, but he whines when others aren’t demure in his presence.
If anything, his visit looks like trolling (see how those radical/socialist/communist/Marxist/progressive savages treat a decent American like me?) If Johnson runs again, one can expect that he’ll play a clip of Milwaukeeans’ predictable reaction to gain sympathy with WISGOP voters.
He’ll find no sympathy from Wisconsinites who know the state deserves better representation than his.