On Sunday, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) showed up for an interview on ABC’s “This Week” where host Martha Raddatz read him new emails showing Donald Trump cut off aid to Ukraine less than two hours after talking to the president of the embattled country. Unable to defend the indefensible, Jhonson decided that the best answer was to lie his way through the interview.
Pointing out that emails came from the Pentagon, the ABC host asked if he was concerned about what was revealed.
“As I have said repeatedly, the president has been very consistent in the explanation he gave me about why had reservations about Ukraine,” he explained.
“Senator, I know you have said this before,” the host cut in, “but these are new emails.”
“Those are legitimate concerns and the new emails don’t shed any new light on that,” he fired back. “The president was concerned about whether or not America’s hard-earned taxpayer dollars should be spent into a country where it has been proven cases of corruption.”
Watch the exchange below:
Asked if suspending Ukraine aid ahead of Trump's phone call with Zelenskiy concerns him, Sen. Ron Johnson tells @martharaddatz that Trump was "concerned" about "corruption."
— ABC News (@ABC) December 22, 2019