Chair Of Homeland Security Committee Abandons All Responsibility In DHS Showdown, Fox News Anchor Reminds Him That “Responsibility Is On [His] Shoulders”
Ron Johnson has been making the rounds on cable news, trying to publicly abdicate all responsibility for his role in driving us closer to a DHS shutdown. Today, despite chairing the Homeland Security Committee, Johnson essentially shrugged his shoulders when pushed on Fox News about his responsibility to strike a compromise.
Echoing mealy-mouthed answers from yesterday’s disastrous Morning Joe appearance, Johnson again deferred all responsibility for keeping DHS funded, indicating he’s “not sure what the result of that is going to be” when asked about McConnell’s latest gambit. Embarrassingly, that causes Fox News host Gretchen Carlson to remind Johnson that “as the Chair, the responsibility is on your shoulders sir.”
That’s right – Ron Johnson is being reminded by Fox News of all places that he bears responsibility for preventing a DHS shutdown.
“The more Ron Johnson runs his mouth on cable news, the more clear it becomes that he has zero interest in actually keeping DHS funded and would prefer to spend his time shifting blame and spitting out talking points,” said DSCC National Press Secretary Sadie Weiner. “As Fox News helpfully reminded him today, he chairs the Committee that oversees Homeland Security, and it’s long past time that Ron Johnson steps up to the plate to do something other than play politics with America’s safety.”