Editorial: Senator Johnson’s comments concerning

United State senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin went on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday and made comments about the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump that were as concerning as they were out of touch.

Johnson said on “Meet the Press” that the whistleblower who took information about Trump’s dealing with Ukraine “exposed things that didn’t need to be exposed” and that “this would have been far better off if we would’ve just taken care of this behind the scenes.”

No Senator Johnson, this is not something that should have been handled “behind the scenes.”

The United State government was created by the people and for the people, our senators and our president are U.S. citizens that we have elected to represent us in office and support the American public’s best interests.

If our president was doing something that could be considered an abuse of power than the American people have just has much right to know about it as any politician does.

For Johnson to suggest that this would be better handled “behind the scenes” is an insult to the American public and a demonstration that Johnson seems to not understand what it mean to be in public service.

Yes, there are some things that our president and congress should know only, but those are almost exclusively limited to matters of national security and safety. President Trump’s phone call with the Ukraine in which he urged the Ukrainian president to investigate the Biden family is not a national security concern and the citizens of the United States have every right to know that the conversation occurred and also that a whistleblower was concerned with the nature of the call.

Regardless of what you think of the impeachment inquiry, whether you believe the president did something wrong or whether you believe this is all just fodder by the democratic party, Johnson’s comments should not sit right with anyone.

We all deserve to see behind the curtain of congress and the presidency, those people are in positions to represent the public, not hide from it.

The whistleblower absolutely did the right thing by bringing their concerns to light and the entire impeachment inquiry process down to its smallest details, need to be in the public eye.

So again, no Senator Johnson, this would not have been better “behind the scenes.”