This article is from earlier in October but I haven’t seen the senator refute his position. But for a law and order candidate to defend violence not just in America, but in the very seat of our elected government makes him not only unfit to be our senator but an actual traitor himself.
Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson repeated his claim Tuesday that the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol was not an “armed insurrection,” adding however, that protesters “did teach us how you can use flagpoles, that kind of stuff, as weapons.”
“There weren’t thousands of armed insurrectionists. I asked the question of the FBI agent at a hearing on this, I said, ‘How many firearms were confiscated either in the Capitol or on Capitol ground?’ I didn’t know the answer. For all I know it was going to be a thousand. No, zero. Zero,” Johnson said at the Rotary Club of Milwaukee in Wisconsin, according to a video posted online by an NBC reporter at the event.
Johnson added that “protesters did teach us how you can use flagpoles, that kind of stuff, as weapons. But to call what happened on January 6 an ‘armed insurrection,’ I just think, is not accurate,” he added.
Johnson has repeatedly downplayed the seriousness of January 6 riot at the Capitol.
In the months following the insurrection, Johnson cast doubt on reports surrounding the riot, telling a conservative radio host last year, “those were people that love this country, that truly respect law enforcement, would never do anything to break the law,” and later telling Fox News, “The fact of the matter is even calling it insurrection, it wasn’t.”
Yeah, just because they didn’t use guns, it wasn’t an ‘armed’ insurrection. Others feel a bit differently.
US Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell, in his testimony before the House Select Committee on January 6 in late July, said rioters used flagpoles against Capitol Police as weapons.
“A baseball bat, a hockey stick, a rebar, a flagpole, including the American flag, pepper spray, bear spray. So you name it. You had all these items and things that were thrown at us and used to attack us. Those are weapons,” he said.
Ron Johnson needs to be sent packing on November 8th…and on November 9th he needs to be indicted for his role in the fake electors scheme…