In case it's been forgottten, early this year Ron Johnson testified on behalf of the Green Bay Diocese Finance Council opposing the Child Victims Act at a Wisconsin Senate hearing because he worried about the bill's financial impact on the employers of child predators.
Jud Lounsbury has the video and an opinion:
Unbelievably, during his testimony, Johnson asks a jaw-droppingly stupid question:
I think its a valid question to ask if the employer of the perpetrator should also be severely damaged, possibly destroyed, in a legitimate desire for justice?
Well... actually that's not a valid question! It's an incredibly stupid question! If the Green Bay Diocese knew that a pedophile priest was in their organization and instead of calling the police, reassigned him to another parrish, of course they should be sued!
Unfortunately, this isn't hypothetical wondering for the Green Bay Diocese. Their entire leadership has a long, troubling record of reassigning instead of arresting pedophile priests.
It's shameful that Ron Johnson would serve under such an unhonorable group and absolutely disgusting that he would go to the Wisconsin State Senate to defend them and do their bidding.
Watch for yourself:
(BTW, love the beard, Ron. You shouldn't have shaved it for the campaign.)
- Barry Orton