Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) said he’s against a vaccine mandate “unless there’s some incredibly deadly disease.” The senator also insisted that he is not downplaying the virus and is aware that the U.S. has “had 600,000 excess deaths over the last year.”
During a Friday night interview on Fox, Johnson was asked if he could ever get behind a vaccine mandate for everybody.
“No,” the senator said, adding, “Not unless there’s some incredibly deadly disease. I mean much higher infection-fatality rates than we have with Covid.”
Question: Could you ever get behind a vaccine mandate for everybody?
Ron Johnson: No, not unless there’s some incredibly deadly disease pic.twitter.com/dySLgROgJK
— Acyn (@Acyn) July 31, 2021
Johnson then spread disinformation about the death rates