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Sen. Ron Johnson Claims ‘Fake Trump Protesters’ Were Behind Riot and Blames Police For Inciting Rioters
Unbelievably, Senator Ron Johnson used his incredibly valuable time in a committee meeting on the January 6th insurrection to spread a massive conspiracy theory; Trump supporters were not involved.
Johnson apparently needs the public to believe that the people pictured inside the Capitol trying to shut down the Electoral College hearing while chanting “Fight for Trump!” were actually not dangerous MAGA-head insurrectionists. No, the thousands of people around the Capitol were “agent provocateurs.” Senator Ron Johnson theory must be that the woman shot during the insurrection was there to fool people, that the “agent provocateurs” were so committed to fooling the country that they left Officer Sicknick lifeless on the steps.
This is sickening. Ron Johnson is sickening. It is worth noting that Ron Johnson is one of the most outrageous Trump supporters in the Senate and, not surprisingly, he is one of the Senators who attended “meetings” in Moscow on July 4th, 2018. We don’t know exactly what went on in Moscow, we only know the policies supported by the people that went. Pro-Trump, through absolutely anything, including an attempted coup.
Any investigation of the January 6th insurrection should include an investigation of Trump’s most committed supporters in government. Americans desperately need to know why these people spent two years shamefully supporting Trump so outrageously, spreading conspiracy theories, always looking away, no matter how bad the evidence. We also need to know what they knew prior to January 6th.
Watch Johnson concoct his own story about “agent provocateurs,” while ignoring the massive amount of evidence compiled:
Ron Johnson is using his questioning time during the Capitol security hearing to promote a conspiracy theory that the January 6 insurrectionists weren't actually Trump supporters, but were "provocateurs" and "fake Trump protesters" pic.twitter.com/t72QkHDbaG
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 23, 2021
Again, this is so offensive that it begs for an investigation in and of itself. How can anyone be so inexplicably committed to one cause?
Americans were appropriately offended and angry:
From a White House reporter who was there:
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) February 23, 2021
There were many others:
Every other Senator at the @HSGAC hearing today needs to push back on any denialist attempts to perpetuate the Big Lie around the insurrection. We will continue to experience violence at the hand of Trump-supporting white supremacists if we pretend it didn't happen on Jan 6. https://t.co/YRA00afuGC
— Danielle Brian (@daniellebrian) February 23, 2021
— Terry Blount (@TBlountNews) February 23, 2021
As someone who splits his time between Illinois and Wisconsin, it's my new life's work to get this traitorous motherfucker voted out of office https://t.co/m4sp2bSvHg
— Bradley J (@KingTalkyTeeks) February 23, 2021
I don’t understand why people like Ron Johnson are not facing any consequences for spreading this deadly disinformation. Why can’t something be done to STOP THIS? https://t.co/WCtKq5UhAP
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) February 23, 2021
.@SenRonJohnson using his Senate pulpit today to spread blatant lies about the Capitol insurrection & defending a violent mob as "jovial."
Because he doesn't believe the people holding Trump flags, chanting "Fight for Trump," were actually Trump supporters.
It was all pretend! https://t.co/8lhlSPzKkN
— Rep. Mark Pocan (@repmarkpocan) February 23, 2021
Barr started the fake Antifa conspiracy in early 2020. They demanded that DHS intelligence create propaganda to support it.
It was to cover for the attempted coup d'état.
They're caught. https://t.co/TFbiTj8DTg
— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) February 23, 2021
1. He worked with Russian agents to spread misinformation about @JoeBiden!
2. He spread misinformation that the Presidential election was stolen!
3. Now he’s spreading misinformation about the January 6, insurrection!
Let’s get this trending!#MisinformationRon https://t.co/FAtwNLqm48
— Lev Parnas (@levparnas) February 23, 2021
.@RonJohnsonWI you. Are a liar! We know exactly Ho these people were and who they support because they have told us themselves and many have been identified and arrested. YOU are enabling terrorists and white Supremacists because it is politically convenient for you. Disgraceful! https://t.co/7EiayTty3X
— Cal_HAM (@Cal_HAM) February 23, 2021
We are fucking doomed. https://t.co/USLMBWFNWE
— David James Peterson 🇺🇸 (@DavidJPeterson) February 23, 2021
Yes. We are doomed until we find out why these people keep such “loyalty” to Trump and keep repeating the same lies, always with regard to one interest alone, even using conspiracies rooted in Russian propaganda.
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