Maddow, Burnett Shred Ron Johnson’s ‘Deranged’ Capitol Riot Conspiracy Theory
Written by Huffingtonpost on February 24, 2021
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) discovered himself the main target of scathing segments on cable information reveals Tuesday following his baseless declare in a listening to concerning the lethal U.S. Capitol riot that anti-Trump provocateurs — and never supporters of ex-President Donald Trump — have been behind the violence.
CNN’s Erin Burnett referred to as out Johnson’s conspiracy idea ― which he sourced from a right-wing weblog submit ― as “deranged” and an outright lie.
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow slammed his “wildly completely different take.”
“There isn’t a conspiracy idea he received’t peddle to defend Trump,” mentioned Burnett.
“Faux Trump protesters, agent provocateurs,” she continued. “This isn’t true. It’s a lie. The riot was led by Trump supporters, supporters that have been repeating Trump’s name to motion within the halls of the Capitol.”
“Look, it’s completely ridiculous that Johnson mentioned what he mentioned,” she added.
Maddow, in the meantime, bought sarcastic along with her criticism on Johnson’s declare.
“You see, all of the individuals who dedicated all of the violence that day? They have been faking being Trump supporters once they actually weren’t,” she snarked. “It was secretly anti-Trump individuals who dressed up as pro-Trump folks.”
“It was like an elaborate vacation pageant. Sure,” she continued. “The whole lot was all very festive, as Sen. Johnson described it, till these anti-Trump provocateurs in costume began a riot.”
“This was not like a man heckling the listening to in the present day,” Maddow identified. “Ron Johnson was really the chairman of the Homeland Safety Committee when Republicans have been within the majority.”
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