GOP Sen. Johnson vows rigorous COVID-19 investigation if Republicans win Senate

Mar 29, 2024 | Political News

Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson on Thursday vowed that, should Republicans take the Senate majority in 2024, he would pursue a rigorous investigation into the federal government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) eschewing of potential non-vaccine treatments.

“[I]n terms of holding people accountable, I mean, I don't have a chairmanship right now,” he said on the “Just the News, No Noise” television show. “So I don't have subpoena authority. If we win the majority, I would be the chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation[s], [which] has the strongest subpoena power of any committee in the Senate because we're supposed to be the premier investigatory body.”