Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson said on Thursday that he wasn’t concerned when supporters of Donald Trump stormed the Capitol on January 6, because they “love this country” and were not supporters of Black Lives Matter or Antifa.
“I’ve made the comment that on Jan. 6 I never felt threatened. Because I didn’t,” Johnson said on Joe Pags radio show. “And mainly because I knew that even though those thousands of people that are there marching to the Capitol were trying to pressure people like me to vote the way they wanted me to vote, I knew those are people that love this country, that truly respect law enforcement would never do anything to break a law. And so I wasn’t concerned.”
He continued: “Now had the tables been turned, and President Trump won the election and those were tens of thousands of Black Lives Matter and Antifa protesters. I might have been a little concerned.”
Johnson’s comments directly contradicts his statements in the days after the insurrection when he tried to shift blame for the deadly riot onto others.
He has blamed everyone from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to left-wing “provocateurs” including Antifa and “fake” Trump supporters for violence at the riot that left five people dead including a Capitol Police officer.
Also, everyone who entered the Capitol on Jan. 6 did break the law, which explains why more than 300 of them have been arrested and charged so far. And according to court documents, some are not pleased with people like Johnson giving Antifa and other left-wing groups credit for their work.