Senator Ron Johnson, a Republican from Wisconsin made very disturbing and concerning comments about Senator John McCain’s cancer diagnosis on a radio show that has left many Americans in a state of disbelief.
Ron Johnson lashed out at John McCain’s vote that sabotaged Trump’s plan to completely repeal Obama care and suggested that it’s possible McCain didn’t know what he was voting on as a result of his brain tumor.
“I’m not going to speak for John McCain, you know, he has a brain tumor right now, that vote occurred at 1:30 in the morning, some of that might have factored in,” Senator Johnson said on the radio program “Chicago’s Morning Answer.
The radio host seemed surprised about the Senator’s comments and responded, “Really?”
Ron Johnson did not back down from his comments and instead continued on the same line of argument.
“Again, I don’t know exactly what we really thought= and again I don’t want to speak for any senator. I really thought John was going to vote yes to send that to conference at 10:30 at night. By about 1:30, he voted no. So you have to talk to John in terms of what was on his mind,” the Wisconsin Republican said.
There have been calls for Senator Ron Johnson to apologize for his comments.
In a statement to NBC news, John McCain’s spokesperson called Johnson’s on air comments “bizarre and deeply unfortunate.”
Senator Ron Johnson finally put out a statement expressing his sympathy for what John McCain is going through.