Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is not happy that Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post awarded him a "Worst Week In Washington" award for speculating about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emotions this week as she testified about the deadly attacks on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
"Oh no, he didn’t!" wrote Cillizza. "It’s one thing to disagree about whether the genesis of the Benghazi attack is critical to understanding how to prevent future assaults. It’s another entirely to insinuate that Clinton cried on command, faking tears to avoid facing the music."
Johnson promptly fired back on Friday afternoon, claiming Cillizza and the Washington Post were an example of what was so maddeningly wrong about the Beltway mindset.
“The Washington Post – the poster child of Washington status quo - said I had the 'Worst Week in Washington,'" said Johnson in a statement. "Benghazi was a failure of leadership by Secretary Clinton: before, during and after the terrorist attack. I dared to actually demand that Secretary Clinton explain why she refused to debrief her own staff and then provide truthful information to the American people.
Johnson continued: "In Washington, demanding the truth is apparently a sin. Every week that Washington leadership continues to sweep its dirt under the carpet, ignore America’s economic plight and turn a blind eye to its own out of control spending is a bad week for me, the people of Wisconsin and every American.”