Press Release

Mandela Barnes Calls Out Gun Lobby-Backed Ron Johnson for Blaming “Wokeness” for Uvalde Shooting

MADISON, WI — In response to Ron Johnson’s comments on Fox News blaming “wokeness” for the horrific school shooting in Texas, Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, candidate for U.S. Senate, released the following statement: 

“Ron Johnson will do or say anything to distract from the $1.2 million he’s taken from the gun lobby. How are Wisconsinites supposed to trust anything that comes out of the mouth of a self-serving politician who has proven over and over again that his loyalty can be bought – even when children’s lives are on the line? Ron Johnson and his gun lobby-funded colleagues are the reason we haven’t been able to pass common sense gun reform. If he won’t step up to protect our kids, I will.”