Miami is a long way from Wisconsin, but that didn’t stop House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from referring to the state’s top senator, Ron Johnson, as actor Don Johnson.
The California Democrat in her weekly press conference Thursday criticized Johnson, a Republican, for “taking the lead” in the GOP’s response to the Jan. 6 riots on the Capitol.
“Don Johnso n – was your first name Don? Who is Ron? Pelosi told reporters.
When told of the confusion between the staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump and the star of the 1980s series “Miami Vice,” dressed in pastel colors, Pelosi corrected herself while laughing.
“Senator, let me call you. Not ‘Miami Vice’ or anything like that. Don Johnson, ”Pelosi said.
“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 added.
Twitter users quickly got hold of the slip, or scorned it.
Chris reddHe co-stars with Don Johnson and his “SNL” co-star Kenan Thompson on the NBC sitcom “Kenan.”
“My friend @DonJohnson is in the heads of those at the top!” He said. “Love it”.
Azzzzonie posted a photo of the Ferrari Testarossa Johnson character that Sonny Crockett drove in the series with a photo of the Wisconsin legislator.
“No, it’s him,” Azzzzonie said.
Kim Wexler’s ponytail said Pelosi was not wrong.
“If you think it’s an accident, you don’t know Nancy,” Ponytail said in a tweet.
Elyse He said there is no comparison between the two Johnsons.
“Okay, a slip, but we all know that Miami Vice’s Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson) was way cooler than any politician, and he put the bad guys in jail to begin with,” the post read. “He made five o’clock shadows, no socks, pastel clothes, everything hot.”
Johnson, the senator, has tried to lessen the severity of the disturbances on Capitol Hill, questioning whether mob members were really armed and claiming that “agents provocateurs” were behind the uproar and not Trump supporters.
During the press conference, Pelosi criticized Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who called her proposal to appoint a commission on January 6 to examine the riot as “partisan by design.”
He said McConnell was “taking a page out of Senator Johnson’s book.”