Senator Johnson Claims Trump Would Have Won If Media Covered Hunter Biden More
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) says that President Donald Trump would have won the election if the media had given more coverage to unsubstantiated allegations concerning President-elect Joe Biden‘s son Hunter Biden.
Johnson, who led a Republican investigation focused on the younger Biden, made the remarks during a Wednesday night appearance on Fox News’ Hannity. The senator agreed with host Sean Hannity that Hunter Biden’s appointment to the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma represented a “quid pro quo” before claiming that media “censorship” of the matter was to blame for Trump’s loss.
“It’s obvious to everybody except the mainstream media,” Johnson said. “And of course, we found out now that the mainstream media had far greater interference and influence in our election than any Russian interference ever could have hoped for…. the McLaughlin poll said that 36 percent of Biden voters had never heard of the Hunter Biden story because of the censorship and suppression.”
“Of that, 13 percent said they wouldn’t have voted for Biden,” he added. “That means that 4.6 percent of Biden voters would not have voted for him. That means Trump would have won the election. That’s the enormous influence that social media and our liberal biased media played on this election. Their interference just is orders of magnitude greater than any Russian, Chinese or Iran foreign interference in this campaign.”NEWSWEEK SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS >
It is unclear which poll Johnson is referring to. A poll the firm McLaughlin & Associates released in conjunction with conservative media outlet Newsm