Spokesman Nancy pelosiNancy Pelosi: Senators do not have a timeline for removal of the National Guard near Capitol Democratic fury with the Republican Party explodes in the House of Representatives Republican tries to appeal a fine for bypassing the off-camera metal detector PLUS (D-Calif.) He referred to Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonGrassley Says He Will Decide This Fall Whether To Run In 2022 Top Cops Deflect Blame For Capitol Attack NRSC Chairman Scott Calls For Party Unity: ‘Republican Civil War Is Now Canceled’ PLUS (R-Wis.) As “Don Johnson” at a press conference Thursday, apparently hitting the Wisconsin senator while saying he appeared to be “taking the lead” in the GOP’s response to the January 6 attack on the Capitol from the United States.
“Don Johnson, was your first name Don?” Pelosi told reporters Thursday. After being corrected, Pelosi jokingly replied, “Let me call him ‘Senator’, not ‘Miami Vice’ or anything like that.”
House Speaker Pelosi accidentally calls Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) “Don Johnson” of Miami Vice.
Pelosi says Johnson “appears to be taking the lead” in the Republican response to the January 6 insurrection. pic.twitter.com/c7YDtdonDV
– The count (@therecount) February 25, 2021
“Ron Johnson seems to be taking the lead on what would be the scope of how we consider protecting our country from domestic terrorism,” he continued.
The reference led to the star’s name from “Miami Vice” and “Knives Out” trending on Twitter, and numerous users speculate that Pelosi’s bad name for the Wisconsin senator was a deliberate snub. Among those who took notice was Chris Redd of “Saturday Night Live,” who currently co-stars with Don Johnson in the comedy “Kenan.”
My friend @DonJohnson in the minds of those at the top! I love it https://t.co/EP4Djh0JBd
– Chris Redd (@Reddsaidit) February 25, 2021
Ron Johnson, who will run for reelection in 2022, has become one of the Senate’s top targets for Democrats because of his vocal support for the former President TrumpDonald Trump Senators were not given a timeline for removal of the National Guard near Capitol Democratic fury with the Republican Party erupts in Georgia House of Representatives Secretary of state withholds support for Georgia bills Republican ‘reactionary’ vote and his promotion of unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 elections. He was one of the few Republican senators to challenge Electoral College results in key states in January.