Johnson on Trump: 'Rather have Hillary?'

Posted at 3:32 PM, Mar 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-15 11:16:02-04

The controversy that has circles Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, and calls from numerous in the Republican community, are not stopping Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson.

He tells 620 WTMJ's "Wisconsin's Afternoon News" that no matter who comes out on top in the race for the Republican nomination for the White House, he will give his support.

"I have no problem supporting whoever the Republican primary voters select as our nominee," Johnson said. "I just remind everybody that it will be a comparison. Would they rather have Hillary Clinton sitting in the Oval Office? I would choose not to do that."

Johnson cited what he called "dereliction of duty" in Benghazi and her handling of using personal servers for e-mails as "two of her actions that I think would make her disqualified from the position."

Johnson himself is aiming on defending his seat on the U.S. Senate from the man who held it previously, Russ Feingold. He currently is behind in many polls by double digits, but he remembers a short campaign in 2010 which he won.

"That's long enough for any office. Most Wisconsinites would agree with that. They're a little tired of campaigning already," Johnson said. "This is going to be a close race. Nobody can take anything for granted."

620 WTMJ has reached out to Russ Feingold for an interview opportunity.