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Did Ron Johnson take $700,000 from fossil fuel industry?


League of Conservation Voters: Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson “called climate change ‘bull—-’ during a record heatwave” and “raked in over $700k in fossil fuel cash.”

PolitiFact’s ruling: True

Here’s why: With passage by Democrats of a new measure aimed squarely at tackling climate change, the issue is taking on a new urgency in the fall election.

Those who opposed the measure, including U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., are being targeted by environmental groups and others.

That includes the claim of using an expletive to dismiss climate change, and pulling in campaign money from oil and gas companies.

In an Aug. 13, 2022, tweet, the League of Conservation Voters took aim at Johnson, saying he “called climate change ‘bull – – – -’ during a record heatwave” and “raked in over $700k in fossil fuel cash.”

Let’s take a closer look at both parts of that claim. 

Ron Johnson’s comments caught on camera 

So did Johnson make light of climate change? 

While speaking to the Republican Women of Greater Wisconsin on June 5, 2021, Johnson’s speech did, in fact, turn to climate change. 





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