(USA Features) Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Wisconsin GOP Sen. Ron Johnson and is encouraging him to run for a third term.
“Even though he has not yet announced that he is running, and I certainly hope he does, I am giving my Complete and Total Endorsement to Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin,” Trump said in a statement that was released by his political action committee, Save America.
“He is brave, he is bold, he loves our Country, our Military, and our Vets,” Trump added. “He will protect our Second Amendment and everything else we stand for. It is the kind of courage we need in the U.S. Senate. He has no idea how popular he is. Run, Ron, Run!”
Johnson has yet to announce he is running for reelection.
The Wisconsin Republican, who was a staunch supporter of the former president, is also a backer of Trump’s MAGA movement. He was one of the Republican senators interested in investigating the results of the Nov. 3 election as well as many irregularities that took place in several states.
“There are so many irregularities here. There are so many allegations that need a full investigation. That’s really why I signed on Ted Cruz’s effort. Let’s at least do a 10-day emergency investigation. Let’s organize this, let’s lay it out for the American public,” Johnson said in a January press release.
Johnson did not blame Trump for the Jan. 6 Capitol riot but he did condemn it.
“The breach of the Capitol on January 6, 2021, was totally unacceptable. My sincere condolences to the loved ones of those who died,” Johnson wrote in letters to the current and former Sergeants at Arms of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate looking for information about the security planning done prior to the Electoral College certification on that day.
“The American public has the right to know exactly what happened, what actions were and were not taken, and what planning and discussions occurred prior to the breach.”