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WATCH: Ron Johnson Says He Doesn’t Support Commission Because Insurrection Wasn’t an Insurrection

Following the January 6th riots, Republicans were happy to say the right thing. Nearly all GOP lawmakers said that the attack on the Capitol was horrific and they were eager to get to the bottom of it.

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But now that the time has come to vote on a commission to investigate the incident, Republicans are backing away. Only 35 GOP congressman were willing to vote for the measure. Over the last few days, senators have begun to give the reasons they’re going to vote against the bill. And most of their answers make no sense.

Take Ron Johnson for example. The Wisconsin senator recently told Tucker Carlson, “I suppose some of them take a look at what the media’s done to me for pushing back. They pretty well take a look at me as roadkill and say, ‘Ooh, don’t want any of that.’ So there’s an enormous amount of media pressure.”

Johnson continued, “I am not happy with those protesters, the people that committed acts of violence. I want them prosecuted. But there were more than twenty thousand protesters there. The FBI has arrested about four hundred and forty.”

The lawmaker closed by minimizing the seriousness of the insurrection:

“The fact of the matter is even calling it insurrection, it wasn’t. I condemned the breach, I condemn the violence, but to say there were thousands of armed insurrectionists breaching the Capitol intent on overthrowing the government is just simply a false narrative.”



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