Ron Johnson Abuses Taxpayer Dollars Volume #3: Johnson Misuses Twitter for His Campaign

Oct 19, 2022

Ron Johnson Abuses Taxpayer Dollars Volume #3: Johnson Misuses Twitter for His Campaign 

MADISON, Wis. — Last month, an ethics complaint was filed against Ron Johnson for using his Senate Twitter account for campaigning. This is just one of multiple ethics complaints that have been filed against Johnson for abusing taxpayer dollars.

“Ron Johnson doesn’t think the rules apply to him as he continually abused his Senate power to enrich himself at Wisconsinites’ expense,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Senate Communication Advisor Philip Shulman.

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American Independent: Ethics complaint alleges Ron Johnson used Senate resources for political attacks

  • Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is facing another ethics complaint after using his official social media accounts to smear his Democratic opponent, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes.
  • It asks the Senate Select Committee on Ethics to open an investigation into whether Johnson violated federal law and Senate rules by using official Senate resources for campaign purposes.
  • “In particular, Senator Johnson’s official website, as well as Twitter and Facebook accounts posted content advocating for the people of Wisconsin to vote against Senator Johnson’s 2022 general election opponent,” Thal alleges.
  • “On August 23, 2022, Senator Johnson posted to all three accounts that the ‘people of Kenosha are still suffering because of Gov. [Tony] Evers and Lt. Gov. Barnes Lack of leadership.'”