GOP Senator Ron Johnson to seek re-election despite backlash over scientifically questionable claims

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) is reportedly set to run for a third term despite a low favor rate after months of scientifically illiterate comments on vaccines.

According to Matt Smith of WISN 12 News, a Republican source says Johnson “will stand for re-election and is expected to make his official announcement in the coming days.”

A November poll conducted by Marquette University Law School last November showed Johnson only had a 36% favor rate among Wisconsin voters, which is significantly lower than President Joe’s. Biden and incumbent Democratic Governor Tony Evers.


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While Johnson has always had a reputation as a conservative Republican, in recent months he has increasingly turned to conspiracy theories and also questioned the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.

Just this week, for example, Johnson suggested it was blasphemous to rely on vaccines to fight COVID-19 as God gave humans perfectly capable immune systems.

“Why do we think we can create something better than God in terms of fighting disease? Said the senator. “There are some things we need to do, but we just made so many assumptions, and everything indicates that everyone is getting the vaccine.”

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