Ron Johnson Insists His Attack On Black Lives Matter Was 'Innocuous' And 'Not Racial'
Written by Black Voices on March 16, 2021
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Monday insisted that his disturbing rhetoric in opposition to members of Black Lives Matter whereas defending the overwhelmingly white Capitol rioters was “innocuous” and never “racial.”
“There was nothing racial about my feedback, nothing in any way,” the perturbed senator defined in response to a reporter’s query. “This isn’t about race, that is about riots.”
Johnson advised a conservative discuss radio host final week that he was not frightened by the white mob of Trump supporters that stormed the Capitol Jan. 6. Despite the fact that greater than 320 individuals have been arrested within the siege — together with two males charged in an assault on a police officer who died — Johnson deemed the rioters individuals who “love this nation.”
They “actually respect legislation enforcement [and] would by no means do something to interrupt a legislation,” he added.
The precise-wing senator stated, nonetheless, that he would have been “involved” if members of Black Lives Matter or antifa had been within the Capitol that day.
“Let’s face it, individuals didn’t board up their storefronts in metropolitan areas in case Joe Biden gained,” Johnson stated.
He stated Monday that he anticipated pushback over his feedback, however discovered the cruel criticism “stunning” over what he defended as “fully innocuous feedback.” He added: “Use the race card on me and say there’s some type of racist remark concerned, and there was none.”
Earlier on Monday, Johnson stated in a radio interview on WISN-AM: “I fully didn’t anticipate that anyone might interpret what I stated as racist. It’s not.” He stated his feedback weren’t racist as a result of some white individuals attend Black Lives Issues protests.
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