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GOP Sen. Ron Johnson Tries to Explain Flip on Marriage Equality Vote

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Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson has changed his stance on the Respect for Marriage Act, saying he won’t support it.In July, he announced he viewed “no reason” to oppose the bill, which would allow someone to be considered married in any state provided the marriage was valid.Then in August, he told Axios “I’ve never said I would support it,” he said. “I said I didn’t see a reason to oppose it.”Now, audio obtained by Heartland Signal reveals Johnson claiming he released his July statement only “to get [the media] off my back” about the topic.

Johnson claimed that members of the congressional press corps had “hounded” him to clarify his opinion on the Respect for Marriage Act, the Washington Post reports.Congressional Democrats immediately moved that bill after the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs.

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