Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) spoke about the Covid-19 pandemic and vaccines on Friday morning with the Wisconsin Republican wildly claiming it was “all pre-planned by an elite group of people” as part of an ongoing scheme to take away Americans’ freedoms.
The conversation began with Bartiromo hyping ivermectin, a prescription used to treat infections caused by roundworms, threadworms, and other parasites, as a cure for Covid-19.
“Senator, I remember talking with you repeatedly during Covid about your upset that you were they were trying to cancel you because you were talking to doctors to try to find out the right ways to treat Covid without having to get too many boosters and Covid shots. I remember I took ivermectin! And, you know, it was hard to do because initially the pharmacist wanted to report my doctor and he didn’t want it. You know, I mean, I had to like, it was hard to find my doctor to finally, you know, address this and prescribe ivermectin. He did, my Covid was gone in a day when I took ivermectin. And now three years later, the FDA says, Oh, yeah, that’s fine. Take ivermectin. What?” Bartiromo asked.
After praising Bartiromo for her courage in standing up for ivermectin, Johnson added, “We are going down a very dangerous path. But it’s the path that is being laid out in plan by an elite group of people. That want to take total control over our lives. And that’s what they’re doing bit by bit. They do it by increasing massive government spending, increasing the size of government takeover of the truth.”
“It’s just extraordinary to me that, you know, the government was working with social media to amplify lies and suppress truth and has been doing so repeatedly. I mean, you know, we just saw the Facebook story, the Twitter, the Twitter files all of the time, all the way. Government officials from the CDC, the FBI, CIA, I mean, a thousand people, according to the reporters working on the Twitter files, worked with social media to amplify lies and suppress truth. Why couldn’t the American people know that you know, there were other alternatives to treat Covid? Why can’t the American people know that there were side effects with the vaccine?” Bartiromo followed up.
“This is all pre-planned by an elite group of people. That’s what I’m talking about Event 201 occurred in late 2019, prior to the rest of us knowing about this pandemic,” Johnson replied, referring to a Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security conference that looked at how to deal with a global pandemic. The event was held in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, two groups that have become the focus of anti-establishment conspiracy theorists in recent years.