Johnson is “little greater than a placeholder” for former President Donald Trump who “might care much less about what Wisconsin Republicans suppose,” the newspaper’s editorial board wrote within the stinging essay printed Wednesday.
The Instances ripped Johnson as “a delusional huckster” and a political grifter within the article that charted its personal 105-year historical past alongside the evolution of Republican politics, for the more severe, within the state.
“We’re not naïve. We don’t think about that dislodging Johnson in his personal occasion’s main is a probable prospect. However we do imagine that he must be challenged, sincerely and aggressively,” the board mentioned, suggesting a severe GOP main challenger might expose “how out of sync” he’s with conventional GOP values.
“By confronting and exposing the incumbent because the charlatan he’s, such a problem might lay the groundwork for the gradual however needed restoration of the consideration of the Grand Previous Celebration, which has been so severely broken by political grifters reminiscent of Ron Johnson,” the board concluded.