Senator: Damning Report was “Fully Coordinated Attack”
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Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson (R) spoke out against a damning report from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that claimed the lawmaker has been using taxpayer dollars to travel between Capitol Hill and Florida.
“This isn’t journalism, it’s advocacy,” Johnson said. “It is a fully coordinated attack by the Dem Party and their allies in the media.”
“When the truth isn’t on their side, Dems and MSM media lie, distort, and engage in the politics of personal destruction,” Johnson said. “Wisconsin and America deserve better.”
The outlet’s report included federal records showing that Johnson had received reimbursement with federal money for 19 flights traveling between Fort Myers, Florida, and Washington, D.C., from 2013 to 2021.
Alexa Henning, a spokesperson for Johnson, responded to the report, saying there was nothing untoward about the reimbursements.
“The senator has always gone above and beyond to abide by Senate rules,” Henning said. “He has never been reimbursed for travel to visit family in Florida but is reimbursed for returning for official business to Washington, D.C.”