Sen. Johnson: 'President Nero Fiddles While the World Burns'

Sen. Johnson: 'President Nero Fiddles While the World Burns'

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) said President Barack Obama’s lack of leadership amid a whirlwind of crises is equivalent to Nero” fiddling “while the world burns.”

The Wisconsin lawmaker blasted the president for attending fundraisers in New York on the same day of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show” Friday.

“I’m hoping Americans are watching as president Nero fiddles while the world burns,” Johnson said. “It is outrageous that we have the ground operations conducted in Gaza, we have an airliner knocked out of the sky — blown out of the sky — over Ukraine, and President Obama takes off for fundraisers in New York.” 

“This is a pattern of activity like his Las Vegas fundraiser after four Americans were killed in Benghazi,” he continued. “Elections have consequences, and right now, unfortunately, America is bearing the burden of a very bad, a very unwise decision in November 2012.”

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