Proving yet again that the Republican Party has become little more than a cult devoted to the worship of former President Donald Trump and his supporters, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) now says he wasn’t the least bit worried when thousands of people stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 and killed a Capitol Police officer, but he would have been “concerned” if the insurrectionists had been members of the Black Lives Matter movement or Antifa.
During an interview on the Joe Pags radio talk show, Johnson remarked:
“I’ve made the comment that on January 6 I never felt threatened. Because I didn’t.
“And mainly because I knew that even though those thousands of people there, they were marching the Capitol, were trying to pressure people like me to vote the way they wanted me to vote, I knew those are people that love this country that truly respect law enforcement would never do anything to break a law. And so I wasn’t concerned.”
Johnson then added:
“Now had the tables been turned – Joe, this could get me in trouble – had the tables been turned, and President Trump won the election and those were tens of thousands of Black Lives Matter and Antifa protesters. I might have been a little concerned.”
Blatant racism from @RonJohnsonWI here. He says he wasn’t worried on 1/6 because the majority-white insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol “love this country,” but says if they were Black Lives Matter protestors he would’ve been concerned for his safety. #WISen pic.twitter.com/V3gm4cLw8v
— American Bridge 21st Century (@American_Bridge) March 12, 2021
Wow! That’s not just a racist dog whistle. It’s a shout played over a sound system with the volume cranked up to 11.
Sen. Johnson has suggested in the past that “fake Trump supporters” led the Capitol riots, the Washington Post notes:
Quoting an article published on a far-right website, Johnson claimed the “great majority” of protesters had a “jovial, friendly, earnest demeanor” and blamed the violence that turned deadly on “plainclothes militants, agent provocateurs, fake Trump protesters, and disciplined uniformed column of attackers.”
The Wisconsin senator was lit up online for his latest disgusting comments:
He wasn’t concerned because he is one of them and identified as such
To quote the former guy, RonJon is a “pathetic loser”
— Chris (@ChrislMcTravel) March 13, 2021
The Trump supporters that stormed the Capitol loved the country and the law so much they fought police for over 3 hours, beat a Capitol policeman to death, gouged out the eye of another, and injured 140 more! .@American_Bridge ask .@SenRonJohnson why he went to Moscow on 4th July
— Angel Levine (@RaisingTheHustl) March 13, 2021
With that kind of thinking; more than likely you will be hurt by your own kind. It amazes me that you didn’t fear lynching, pipe bombs, bodily threats, and murderers, but somehow, in your imaginary mind you fear Blk ppl who never demonstrated a threat to you on such magnitude.
— Aubrey Harley (@DrAubreyHarley) March 13, 2021
So he’s standing up for the seditionists who love the country and wouldn’t do anything to break the law? WTF is he talking about? Storming the Capitol and threatening the lives of Congress isn’t breaking the law? This guy needs to go.
— Mary Souckar (@MSouckar) March 13, 2021
Ron Johnson is up for reelection next year. Let’s hope the people of Wisconsin send him to an early retirement.
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