Sen. Ron Johnson
(R-Wis.) was roundly booed at the Juneteenth
celebration in Milwaukee
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a member of a "growing crowd" of constituents booing the senator said, "we don't want you here."
The boos were so loud that the senator was drowned out while speaking to a TV reporter on camera at one point.
“Nobody wants you here,” Milwaukee residents said today at #JuneTeenth2021 link: https://t.co/YZSRHTVwDz
pic.twitter.com/EECdkKCvN9 — Khary Penebaker (@kharyp) June 19, 2021
“Bye, b*tch!”Enjoy this video of Ron Johnson being booed out of Milwaukee today during a #Juneteenth celebration.Johnson single-handedly blocked the Federal holiday
designation last year.It appears that his constituents haven’t forgotten!pic.twitter.com/0UzP4bOkFg — TrumpsTaxes (@TrumpsTaxes) June 20, 2021
And if that wasn't enough, here's another video of Ron Johnson being drowned out by boos at today's #Juneteenth event in Milwaukee. Bonus
: The booing is even louder in this one!pic.twitter.com/Bl4AQQwLv7 — TrumpsTaxes (@TrumpsTaxes) June 20, 2021
Johnson was displeased, telling the Journal that his treatment was "not how you heal a nation."
say, ‘You are in our prayers; we are praying for you.’... But you got some people here who are just sort of nasty at times,” he told the Journal.
The senator claimed he only heard "one" obnoxious remark, but several others were recorded on Twitter.
told the newspaper that “Ron Johnson’s politics
are not for us.” A Twitter critic “translated” the boos to complaints about Johnson’s support for voter suppression
and the Capitol
insurgency, which he has insisted was “peaceful” (though he also said he would have been “concerned” if the rioters had been Black Lives Matter
Spectators were also outraged that Johnson has steadfastly opposed making Juneteenth a holiday, blocking the bill from moving
forward in the Senate
last year due, he claimed, to cost concerns.
This year, he finally backed down at the last minute, then quickly tried to capitalize on the holiday by showing up at the city's celebration.
Just in case the news doesn't cover it, Black residents booed Ron Johnson and escorted his hypocritical asshat out of the Milw #JuneTeenth2021 Celebration for claiming to support Juneteenth after previously voting
against it! Gotta love America's Holiday! — Rep. David F. Bowen (@DavidFBowen) June 19, 2021
Whenever Ron Johnson's hypocrisy is drowned out by boos, it's a good day, especially today.—B. Kjaer (@BluCollaScholla) June 19, 2021