'Johnson should apologize to FBI'

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Sen. Ron Johnson embarrassed himself and the citizens of Wisconsin with his outrageous claim that he had knowledge of a "secret society" in the FBI which was out to trap the President.

He also said that this was evidence of "corruption at the highest levels of the FBI." Then he doubled down by saying he had a "secret informant" who he would not name. Not only did this episode perpetuate "fake news," but he piled on efforts by political extremists to impugn the integrity of the good people of the FBI.

This preposterous claim was immediately derided by sane voices on both sides of the political spectrum. This "joke" originated from a silly text from a FBI agent to her boyfriend. However, Johnson's claim on national television immediately brought up comparisons to the embarrassing Sen. Joe McCarthy (R-WI) conspiracy spectacle in the 1950's which deeply shamed the state and country.

With both senators being from Wisconsin, this was an easy comparison for the political pundits and the association was repeatedly referenced nationally.

This has been a shameful incident. Senator Johnson owes the FBI, and the people of Wisconsin, an apology.

Steve Bartz

Janesville

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