Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) questions whether the Capitol armed uprising took place, despite video and law enforcement evidence.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported:
“It didn’t seem like an armed insurrection to me,” the Oshkosh Republican said in an interview on WISN-AM with conservative talk radio host Jay Weber after condemning the events in the US Capitol that day.
“I mean ‘armed’, when you hear ‘armed’, don’t you think of firearms? Here are the questions I would have liked to ask. How many firearms were confiscated? How many shots were fired? I only know one and I will defend this police officer for taking this shot. It was a tragedy, okay? But I think there was only one. “
Law enforcement agencies have said insurgents were armed. The domestic terrorists also planted bombs in other locations. Johnson’s comments are both absurd and offensive, but they represent the game plan for Trump loyalists going forward.
People like Senator Ron Johnson will downplay and minimize Trump’s attempt to overthrow the government. There will be many paraphrases of history as Republicans will tell the American people not to believe what they have seen with their own eyes.
Up for re-election in 2022, Ron Johnson wants to target every Trump voter in Wisconsin by telling a new big lie that the attack on the Capitol wasn’t as bad as it was.
Senator Johnson does not belong in the US Senate. He was a willing tool of the Russians when he used his committee chairmanship to launder Russian conspiracies and propaganda.
Johnson is trying to rewrite last month’s history and pave the way for Donald Trump’s return.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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