WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Ron Johnson (Q-WI) recently penned an op-ed run by The Wall Street Journal, defending controversial comments he made about the January 6th insurrection on the capitol. Johnson recently made a comparison between Black Lives Matter protests of extrajudicial police murders to the insurrectionist riot during the congressional election certification process a couple of months back.
This isn’t about race. It’s about riots. I won’t be silenced by the Left.https://t.co/3hzTLZLjfd
— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) March 16, 2021
During an interview on AM talk radio last week, Senator Johnson told the show’s host that he wasn’t all that scared during the January 6th attack, intimating that the attackers were just patriotic Americans doing what they felt was necessary to protect the nation. However, Johnson did say he’d have been scared if it was Black Lives Matters protesters he was surrounded by on that day.
“Had the tables been turned and President Donald Trump won the election and those were thousands of Black Lives Matter and antifa protesters I would have been concerned,” he said. (Independent)
In his new editorial, Johnson claims his words are being twisted and taken out of context. He also vowed to continue to speak out whenever he chooses to do so. This morning, Johnson appeared on Fox News to promote the op-ed and further condemned “the cancel culture libs” for the hubbub over his comparison.
“Well, sure the insurrectionists were a bunch of angry, armed, white people, and the BLM protesters had a lot more people of color among them,” Johnson said, “but that doesn’t make me racist. What makes me racist is my racist views of non-white people! But I didn’t even say any of that stuff on the radio last week! I kept it all in my racist head under my white hood.”
Johnson blasted the media for “overhyping” his comparison and insisted that “no American is required to prove they aren’t racist if they don’t want to.”
“I shouldn’t have to take my hood and robes off to prove I’m not racist! You can’t make me, anyway,” Johnson insisted. “I should be able to say whatever I want, without consequences, and regardless of the subtext, without being called a racist. Sure I’m a racist, but what business is that of yours, anyway? As long as the voters think it’s okay that I’m a racist, that’s all that really matters. Checkmate, libs.”
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