On Monday, Senator Ron Johnson defended recent comments he made about the Capitol riot, stating that there was “nothing racial” about it.
Last week, Johnson said during an interview that he did not fear for his safety when rioters stormed the Capitol on January 6, and added he “may have been a little concerned” if the mob was Black Lives Matter or Antifa rather than Trump supporters.
When FNC host Maria Bartiromo asked Johnson how he felt about the “woke mob” attacking him for his comments, he replied,"It’s completely been blown out of proportion.
The senator continued, "There’s nothing racial in my comments whatsoever. The left is happy to use the race card whenever they can. This is about riots and rioters and leftist activists and anarchists."
Johnson explained that he "wasn’t talking about the people that actually stormed the Capitol and assaulted police officers," in his comment. "I condemned that, as I condemn, quite honestly, anybody that rioted in the summer leftist activist-sparked riots as well."
"I was just talking about the vast majority of people that I know that are Trump supporters that love law enforcement, support law enforcement, would never even think of rioting or breaking the law. And that’s the vast majority of people that came here to Washington, D.C.," he continued.
"Remember those leftist activists, those protesters, that some of them turned into riots? A lot of them are white," Johnson argued, "So there’s no racism involved in this at all."
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