Republican Senator Ron Johnson is being mocked for tripping over his words during a Fox News interview and accidentally saying he 'condones' white supremacy, rather than 'condemns'.

The conversation was around other Congress members frequently discussing white supremacy as a real issue.

"My ranking member would always be bringing up white supremacy, which I condone — I mean, I condemn —" he said.

"This is who the Republicans are and have been for a while now," activist David Rothschild wrote on Twitter.

An unfortunate slip-up.

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