Ron Johnson sparks fury from Dems after saying he may have felt unsafe if BLM, Antifa had stormed Capitol

Republican Senator Ron Johnson has sparked anger among many Democrats by saying he may have felt unsafe if it was BLM or Antifa that had stormed the Capitol.

Appearing on “the Joe Pags Show,” Johnson said “I’ve also been criticized because I made the comment on Jan. 6 – I never felt threatened, because I didn’t.”

“Even though those thousands of people were marching on the Capitol were trying to pressure people like me to vote the way they wanted me to vote, I knew those were people that love this country, that truly respect law enforcement, would never do anything to break the law, so I wasn’t concerned,” he continued.

“So had the tables been turned, Joe, this could mean trouble. 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,” he added.

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Ron Johnson’s comments have sparked anger among Democrats who are sounding off on social media.

Ted Lieu wrote “Dear @SenRonJohnson: I reviewed many of the videos and statements we submitted during the Impeachment trial. The mob murdered a police officer and injured 140 other officers. They would have hurt you if they got their hands on you. That’s why Senators hid that day. Remember?”

“I think with these latest remarks, Sen. Ron Johnson reveals himself to be the senator with the most despicable and shocking response to the Jan. 6th attack – even Cruz and Hawley come nowhere close to this. Sick stuff:”

“Ron Johnson said he knew people marching on the Capitol “love this country” – “would never do anything illegal” and they all “respect law enforcement”.

It was illegal. And they killed a cop.”

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