And why would he? They were Trump’s people and Johnson — being a devout Trump supporter — had nothing to fear from them. After all, why would Johnson fear his own political supporters? Johnson was voicing his honest view — and one I’m betting is shared by other Trump loyalists in Congress.
Johnson, whose term is up in 2022, has not yet said if he will seek re-election. But his recent comments sound like those of a candidate seeking to curry favor with the Trump coalition. If Johnson does run again, the hope is the people of Wisconsin will reject him like they did Trump in 2020. That would be another positive step in eradicating the cancer known as Trumpism from mainstream American politics.