WATCH: Clyburn blasts Sen. Johnson, says “The guy is racist, this is not the first time he has indicated such”

Appearing on CNN, Rep. Jim Clyburn accused Republican Senator Ron Johnson of being racist over his recent comments about the January 6th capitol riot.

“The moment he prefaced his last statement ‘I know I’m going to get in trouble for this’ and then went on to say, said to me he knew exactly what he was saying,” Clyburn said. “He knew why he was saying it and knew exactly how the reactions would be, he just didn’t care.”

“The guy is racist, this is not the first time he has indicated such. I would hope that the people of Wisconsin would take note of this and do what they can to help make this country a better place,” he added.

Last week Senator  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.