Sen. Ron Johnson Booed After Debate Answer About Rival’s ‘Admirable’ Qualities Backfires

Moderator of the second debate between incumbent Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis) and his opponent, Democratic Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, tried to end the contest on a positive note by asking each candidate to say something nice about of them. Other.

But Johnson couldn’t bring himself to do it – and was booed by the audience on Thursday, who had already laughed in one of his earlier wild claims.

“So here’s our last question tonight, you’ve both been successful in life. You have 30 seconds here. Mr. Barnes, you are the first. What do you find admirable about your opponent? He was asked in the video which has now gone viral.

“Well, not really. I think, you know, the senator has proven himself to be a family man, and I think he’s admirable. You know, that absolutely has to be respected, “Barnes replied.” He says a lot about his family. He’s done so much to provide for them. I totally respect him.

Johnson said he appreciates the fact that his rivals, with whom he is in a seemingly close race, have “loving parents, a teacher, a third-round dad” and basically a “good education.”

He then added, “I guess what baffles me about this upbringing is why it turned against America? I mean, why does it find America terrible? This puzzles me.

The public didn’t like it. “I said, we said something admirable,” the host told him before closing the debate.

Watch the video here:

This article originally appeared on huffpost and has been updated.


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