Ron says Pope Francis gave him hope, showed areas of agreement

Check out these excerpts on Ron’s thoughts from the Pope’s visit: 

Pope Francis’s speech to Congress Thursday was “pretty inspiring,” Sen. Ron Johnson told Newsmax TV, and it led him to focus on “the areas of agreement.”

“We need to respect our differences and our convictions of conscience,” the first-term Wisconsin Republican told “Newsmax Prime” hosts J.D. Hayworth and Miranda Khan. “I really thought the pope was very soft-spoken and very gentle in his demeanor.”
“I just want to concentrate on those shared goals and shared purposes, because that’s how we can actually account for something moving forward in this nation,” he said.  

Johnson, who chairs the Senate Homeland Security Committee, underscored the pope’s comments about Islamic jihadism. …

… “The pope had a message of hope– one that unifies us, which is something I’ve been trying to do. Let’s find the areas of agreement, and when you really concentrate on the shared goals, shared purposes, that’s really good for a start to looking for solutions for some of the enormous challenges we face,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) said. …