Ron Johnson’s Beltway Blunder: The “Who Done It” Edition
Senator Johnson’s dishonest response has only made things worse.
MADISON — Senator Johnson continues to come under fire for his $10 million deferred compensation agreement with Pacur. In a bombshell revelation Tuesday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that – despite his previous claims – Senator Johnson’s alleged agreement with Pacur was created after his 2010 election victory. The revelation makes it highly likely that Johnson’s alleged agreement violated federal election laws that ban corporations from donating to campaigns.
And Senator Johnson’s dishonest response has only made things worse. In a cruel twist of irony, the fact sheet Senator Johnson used to try and explain the agreement only proved he had been lying for years. The fact sheet claimed that Pacur, “settled the account by independently calculating the back pay he was owed.” The problem with that? Five years ago, when asked who calculated the amount, Senator Johnson said “that would be me.” Huh? Either Pacur independently calculated the amount Senator Johnson would receive, or Senator Johnson chose the amount all by himself. At this point the only thing we know for sure is Senator Johnson lied to Wisconsinites.
“The only thing we know for sure about Senator Johnson’s $10 million golden parachute, is that he lied about it. Besides that Senator Johnson continues to refuse to answer questions or release his alleged deferred compensation agreement. Maybe he thinks the rules don’t apply to him, but it’s time for Senator Johnson to stop lying and come clean,” said Harry Hartfield, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.
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