Report: Ron Johnson Attended Oktoberfest Party After Testing Positive for COVID
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) attended an Oktoberfest fundraising dinner on Friday evening, despite finding out earlier in the day that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, according to The Daily Beast.
Johnson, who didn’t reveal his diagnosis until Saturday, justified his behavior in comments to the Madison, Wisconsin Capital Times by saying he only took his mask off when it was time to address the crowd.
- Johnson also said he was “at least 12 feet from anybody” during his speech at the River Club of Mequon.
- The Republican said he felt “fine” and “completely normal,” adding that he did not “stick around” to mingle.
Johnson has previously come out against statewide mask mandates, and warned against “overreacting.” We “don’t shut down our economy because tens of thousands of people die on the highways,” he said in March.
- Johnson’s diagnosis comes as Wisconsin’s coronavirus cases and deaths have reached record levels, The Daily Beast noted.