GOP Senator Ron Johnson spoke out against Sen. John McCain’s vote against Trumpcare on Tuesday, saying that it was because of his brain tumor that he voted against it.
“We did get a call from Paul (Ryan) and he assured us that skinny repeal was not going to pass the House it would have to go to conference,” Johnson said during a Tuesday radio interview on AM560 “Chicago’s Morning Answer.”
“Again, I’m not gonna speak for John McCain — he has a brain tumor right now — that vote occurred at 1:30 in the morning, some of that might have factored in,” he went on.
Johnson was then asked if he actually thought McCain’s brain tumor was the cause for him voting no on Trumpcare.
“Again, I-I-I don’t know exactly what — we really thought — and again I don’t want speak for any senator,” he claimed. “I really thought John was going to vote yes to send that to conference at 10:30 at night. By about 1, 1:30, he voted no. So you have talk to John in terms what was on his mind.”
The internet was quick to respond to the senator’s ugly remarks.
@devilradio If Ron Johnson can blame McCain's ACA vote on a brain tumor, then we can blame Johnson's votes on him being a dolt.
— Robert Barhite (@sonwilco) August 9, 2017
@SenRonJohnson Your statement regarding Sen. McCain's vote being affected by his brain tumor was appalling. Shame on you.
— Steve Coulter (@coulter28) August 9, 2017
Now the GOP is saying McCain voted no on TrumpCare because of his brain tumor. Is there no limit to how disgusting Republicans will be?
— Proud&Loud (@MilVetGuy) August 9, 2017
Hey Sen.Johnson , McCain may have a brain tumor but he's not brain damaged like you so apparently are
— Annie (@APendletonP) August 9, 2017
So Sen Ron Johnson(R-Wi), I have no problem with Sen McCain's No Vote, your Yes Vote is a much bigger problem. Shame on you!
— Rambler (@Rambler946) August 9, 2017
I'd like to see Senator Johnson say that to Senator McCain's face. https://t.co/trtlAzoRLc
— fred schroeffel (@fredschroeffel) August 9, 2017
Yeah. About that. Notice how people who NEED HEALTHCARE are reluctant to DO AWAY WITH IT? McCAIN is not the DUMB one here. It's JOHNSON. https://t.co/5k2yYmkUGf
— Pahl RS (@pahlrs) August 9, 2017
I am SURE Johnson meant it made McCain empathetic to what other Americans with cancer go through, right? RIGHT?
(What an asshole.) https://t.co/wDp5PTij5W
— The A-Hole Patrol (@A_HolePatrol) August 9, 2017
John McCain is steady as always! Johnson needs to adjust meds!
— J.M. (@jwmis) August 9, 2017
McCain voted No for a crappy bill – Ron Johnson voted yes b/c Club for Growth paid him to👇. Club for Growth Re lobbyists for Repeal. pic.twitter.com/CRnb06zah5
— 🌺Deb💫 (@DebPersistedNY) August 9, 2017
It's at times like this you see how low some will go. Best wishes to Sen. McCain and shame on the despicable Sen. Johnson.
— jllr (@marchforwomenDC) August 9, 2017