Sen. Johnson concerned about 'signal' U.S. is sending to 'allies and adversaries'

WTMJ Exclusive, as heard on Steve Scaffidi

Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says he was speaking about specific officials from former Pres. Obama's administration when he said he didn't trust the CIA or FBI during an interview on NBC's Meet the Press.

"I was talking about specific individuals at the end of the Obama administration," Johnson told WTMJ's Steve Scaffidi.  "These are individuals that show themselves to be corrupt.  I've got some real questions."

President Trump's decision to pull U.S. troops from northern Syria is troubling, according to Johnson.

"I am concerned about the signal it sends to our allies and adversaries," he said.  "I don't think the U.S. should abandon the Kurds.  (But) I don't think America can be international policemen."

The senator also says Democrats "loathe" President Donald Trump and have been wanting to "sabotage" his presidency since the day after the election.

Johnson said on WTMJ on Monday that Democrats are dedicated to try and bring the president down. Johnson has emerged as one of Trump's most vocal defenders as House Democrats proceed with an impeachment inquiry.

Johnson says Democrats "loathe this president and they are going to do everything they can to bring him down." He says, "There's been an effort to sabotage this administration since the day after the election."

Wisconsin Democratic U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan and Gwen Moore have been vocally in support of the impeachment inquiry.

The Associated Press contributed to the report

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