This morning on Fox News Sunday, Republican Senator Ron Johnson told host Chris Wallace that Wisconsinites don’t care about women’s reproductive rights, according to The Raw Story. Said Johnson,  “It’s not even an issue here in Wisconsin. I mean, it doesn’t even move the radar at all.” He went on to explain that what Wisconsinites really care about is Benghazi. Seriously.

From The Raw Story:

Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson says that voters in his state are going to vote for GOP hopeful Mitt Romney because they are not “at all” concerned about preserving reproductive rights for women.

On Sunday, Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Johnson why women should vote for Romney after he endorsed Republican Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, who recently said that pregnancy from rape “is something that God intended to happen.”

“I’ve had one person at all talk about the abortion issue during this entire campaign,” the tea party-backed senator explained. “It’s not even an issue here in Wisconsin. I mean, it doesn’t even move the radar at all.”

“What people are concerned about is — it is unbelievable how many people came up to me demanding answers on Benghazi,” Johnson added. “That’s really the question on the table in the last ten days, is what happened in Benghazi.”

“Abortion doesn’t even show up.”

Here’s the video:

I’m embarrassed for my state.

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6 Responses to Sen. Ron Johnson: Wisconsinites care about Benghazi, not reproductive rights

  1. SuzyMetta4 says:

    *eyeroll* Well nobody ever called Ron Johnson the sharpest tool in the drawer. I imagine he matches the IQ level of the average Fox viewer, though.

  2. Ed Heinzelman says:

    Actually he very successfully deflected the question. Which is much worse than being stupid or unaware of the issue.

  3. Ed Heinzelman says:

    And I find it hard to believe that Libya is Wisconsin’s biggest issue in the campaign…some handler fed him some lines!

  4. Sue says:

    Hahahahaha. Ron Johnson assumes people beyond his base constituency believe it is worthwhile to talk to him.

  5. Graeme Zielinski says:

    Don’t forget that Ron Johnson stood by in the face of priestly abuse and did nothing.

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