"People are out to destroy me"

“I think it’s obvious that I’m target number one here,” Johnson told CNN. “People are out to destroy me.”…

Johnson is proudly pro-Trump, pushing further than many of his Republican colleagues to rewrite the narrative of January 6. Last month, Johnson said that McConnell needed “to be a little careful” after he blamed the former President for the Capitol riot, and claimed the Senate Republican leader did not speak for the Senate GOP conference. Johnson revealed to CNN that he couldn’t support McConnell for leader again.

“That’s not on the table, no,” Johnson said of backing the GOP leader, the first Republican senator to publicly take that stance…

In the interview with CNN, Johnson refused to bat down the Trump lie that the election was stolen.

“I think there are some real issues that have not been answered and I think these are legitimate concerns about the election,” Johnson said. “I’m not afraid of the truth, okay?”