A bipartisan majority of 51 Wisconsin sheriffs have endorsed Sen. Ron Johnson’s (R-WI) reelection bid in Wisconsin, his campaign announced Wednesday.
The endorsements come after Johnson’s “defund police”Mandela Barnes, the Democratic opponent to Barack Obama, claimed she received only two endorsements by two active-duty officers. A few days later, those officers alerted the public that they did not actually support Barnes’ Senate campaign, an embarrassing mistake for the radical Democrat’s chances of quelling the fears of Wisconsinites that he wants to defund police.
“His repeated lies are an attempt to distract from his support for defunding the police and abolishing ICE. Now his endorsement scandal continues to grow,” Johnson’s spokesman slammed Barnes.
On Wednesday, the day after the second active duty officer refuted his endorsement of Barnes, Johnson rolled out a list of 51 sheriffs endorsing his reelection campaign.
According to a release “Senator Johnson has a proven track record of sponsoring and supporting legislation that clearly prioritizes law enforcement officers and the communities they serve,”Kurt Picknell is the Walworth County Sheriff. “I trust him to always have the back of the hardworking men and women of law enforcement to keep our communities safe.”
Florence County Sheriff Dan Miller stated Johnson “brings a common sense approach to all the craziness in DC and represents Wisconsin the way it should be. I am glad to support Sen. Ron Johnson.”
Marathon County Sheriff Scott Parks stated that Johnson supported the police during many difficult moments and escaped to the 2020 Kenosha riots:
Senator Ron Johnson is familiar with the many violent acts committed by law enforcement personnel across this Nation, including those that result in deaths within their line of duty. Through his support of the Thin Blue Line Act, Senator Johnson hopes to protect the safety and security of law enforcement officers in all levels.
Senator Johnson is also making a positive impact on the lives of people who are not often law enforcement contacts. He continues his support for The Joseph Project which provides opportunities to self-improvement as well as employment. Your support is appreciated.
On Tuesday, a poll showed that Johnson was leading Barnes by four percentage points. Barnes led Johnson slightly just weeks back. But Barnes’ radical record seems to be working against him.
Barnes has worked for defunding “over-bloated” police departments and allowing felons to retain the right to vote. He also believes police do not prevent crimes.
Barnes believes in abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), permitting driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants, and giving in-state college tuition to illegal immigrants. He has derided small business owners as “selfish”because they wanted to help customers in the face of pandemic.
Barnes favors an entirely government-run healthcare system, eliminating the Senate filibuster, packing the Supreme Court, and passing the Green New Deal, which would destroy the American economy to reshape it into a socialist utopia.
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