Pelosi jokes about Sen. 'Don' Johnson

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPhotos of the Week: Schumer, ASU protest and sea turtles Hospitals in underserved communities face huge cuts in reckless 'Build Back Better' plan GOP infighting takes stupid to a whole new level MORE (D-Calif.) referred to Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonWisconsin senators ask outsiders not to exploit parade attack 'for their own political purposes' It's time to bury ZombieCare once and for all Marjorie Taylor Greene introduces bill to award Congressional Gold Medal to Rittenhouse MORE (R-Wis.) as “Don Johnson” in a press briefing Thursday, seemingly jabbing at the Wisconsin senator while saying he appeared to be “taking the lead” on the GOP response to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

“Don Johnson— was his first name Don?” Pelosi said to reporters Thursday. After being corrected, Pelosi jokingly responded “Let me call him ‘senator,' not ‘Miami Vice’ or anything like that.”

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“Ron Johnson seems to be taking the lead on what the scope would be of how we look at protecting our country from domestic terrorism,” she continued.

The reference led to the “Miami Vice” and "Knives Out" star’s name trending on Twitter, with numerous users speculating Pelosi's misnaming of the Wisconsin senator was a deliberate slight. Among those taking notice were “Saturday Night Live's” Chris Redd, who currently co-stars with Don Johnson on the sitcom “Kenan.”

Ron Johnson, who is up for reelection in 2022, has become a top Senate target for Democrats due to his vocal backing of former President TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — State Dept. employees targets of spyware Ohio Republican Party meeting ends abruptly over anti-DeWine protesters Jan. 6 panel faces new test as first witness pleads the Fifth MORE and his promotion of unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 elections. He was one of a handful of Republican senators to challenge the results of the Electoral College in key states in January.