Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) Was strongly condemned by an MSNBC panel on Sunday for broadcasting dangerous conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccines and treatments on Fox News.
Republican Senator Maria Bartiromo told Fox News Sunday morning that coronavirus vaccines are “experimental” and that ivermectin, a pest control drug, is not being promoted as a COVID-19 treatment because it is not there is “no money in it”. None of these statements are true.
“What on the whole – what is he talking about?” MSNBC host Jonathan Capehart asked.
Jennifer Rubin, conservative political columnist for the Washington Post, called her comments “utter crap.”
“He had never been so crazy. He was a businessman and for years he functioned as a sort of fiscal conservative, a sort of normal Republican, ”she said. But not more. He jumped on the Trump train, and let me be perfectly clear … he kills people.
“People listen to them. They are discouraged from taking a life-saving vaccine. It contributes to death. He is not pro-life. He helps kill people, and he should be ashamed of himself, ”she added.
John Bresnahan, co-founder of Punchbowl News and longtime Capitol Hill reporter, noted Johnson has been making anti-science and anti-vaccine comments for months now.
“It is amazing to see a US senator, a national political leader, making these kinds of comments. We have been for a year and a half in a pandemic that has killed more than 720,000 Americans, ”he said.
Johnson regularly makes dangerous and bogus comments about the coronavirus and other topics, including the violent January 6 insurgency, which he has repeatedly downplayed and described as a “peaceful protest.”
Watch a clip from the MSNBC segment below, courtesy of Raw Story.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.