Shocking: Sen. Ron Johnson Threatens To Send Police After Constituents Request Meeting

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This is quite an unbelievable story: According to Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Senator Ron Johnson is threatening to have police go after his constituents who call him to request a town hall meeting.

In an absolutely unprecedented move, that portends a huge disaster for democracy, Senator Johnson allegedly sent a letter to his constituents that they are no longer allowed to call his office -- and if they do, the police will be called.

It's unclear what jurisdiction the police would have -- or what the callers would be charged with. However, the clear implication of the letter is that if constituents call him, they may face arrest or jail.

Ron Johnson is one of many Republican congressmen who have been unwilling to meet with their constituents since the inauguration.

Since Johnson has refused to show up at any town hall meetings, his constituents have held fake town hall meetings with a cardboard cutout representing the Senator.

Since Donald Trump has taken office, Republicans have taken extreme measures to avoid transparency and the democratic process. This is not the first time a congressman has attacked his constituents for requesting a meeting.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio actually called his constituents "rude" and "stupid" as an excuse for not attending a meeting. Furthermore, several Republican state houses have proposed laws to quell protests or dissent.

However, Johnson's alleged letter goes several steps beyond anything that has been done to date, and is the first time in recent memory that a congressman directly threatened his constituents.

The letter states that "Our office has done all that we can to assist you with your concern." It continues, "This letter acts as written notice of our expectation for you to discontinue your unwarranted telephone calls and office visits." That's a first: requesting to talk to your representative is now unwarranted.

The letter also says "You are not to call or visit any of Senator Johnson's staff or any of his offices at any time." It concludes with the police warning: "If you fail to comply with this notice, we will have no other alternative but to contact United States Capitol Police."

You can read the letter here:

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