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Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:16 AM

Sen. Ron Johnson plays down Capitol riots: 'This didn't seem like an armed insurrection to me'

As a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol last month, rioters battered police with a multitude of weapons: metal flagpoles, baseball bats, wrenches and clubs. Many soaked police in caustic bear spray. One officer died in the Jan. 6 melee along with four civilians.

But Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Monday argued that it’s wrong to describe the group as “armed” and accused Democrats of “selectively” editing videos to exaggerate the threat posed by a mob that came within feet of Vice President Mike Pence and other elected officials.

“This didn’t seem like an armed insurrection to me,” Johnson said on WISN. “When you hear the word ‘armed,’ don’t you think of firearms? Here’s the questions I would have liked to ask: How many firearms were confiscated? How many shots were fired?”

Johnson added, “If that was a planned armed insurrection, man, you had really a bunch of idiots.”


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Reply Sen. Ron Johnson plays down Capitol riots: 'This didn't seem like an armed insurrection to me' (Original post)
spanone Feb 16 OP
MissMillie Feb 16 #1
NanceGreggs Feb 16 #2
bottomofthehill Feb 16 #3
olegramps Feb 16 #14
Iliyah Feb 16 #4
Walleye Feb 16 #5
PCIntern Feb 16 #6
BeerBarrelPolka Feb 16 #7
NoMoreRepugs Feb 16 #8
Warren_Pointe Feb 16 #9
Mopar151 Feb 16 #10
samnsara Feb 16 #11
Buns_of_Fire Feb 16 #12
Mendocino Feb 16 #13

Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:21 AM

1. Tell that to the family of officer Sicknick

Johnson, you're an ass.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:25 AM

2. Can someone please send this idiot an umbrella?

He obviously doesn't have enough sense to come in out of the rain.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:31 AM

3. Even Tom Cotton sent his staff to Fetch his Gun

Not the smartest idea, and too chicken to get it himself, he sent staff ....... but apparently even he saw the danger

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Response to bottomofthehill (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 10:20 AM

14. That wasn't for protection. He was hopeful he would have a good chance to kill a couple Democrats.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:35 AM

4. RWers talking point . ...

"yea, it did sorta happen, but, but, but, there was NO carrying weapons involved, it was soooooooooooooooooo peaceful, and plus, their intent was to stop the steal, and not harm anyone".

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:38 AM

5. So they came to play hockey and baseball? Was just sports huh, Johnson

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:48 AM

6. Like the Holocaust, it never happened, right?

However, there is no question that the Pizzagate scandal is real. What world are these people living in?

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:54 AM

7. It No Longer Matters

Frankly, the political scene has learned that it no longer needs to be reality based. It can say anything it wants. A major reason for this is some media outlets will confirm, the internet will confirm, etc. Republicans learned about confirmation bias. It learned about malignant narcissism. And perhaps most importantly, it learned that nothing rallies Americans more than a fight against its enemies. Republicans have made Democrats the enemy.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 09:01 AM

8. Had all the rioters that went into the Capitol building

been arrested and searched you may be saying something different shitforbrains.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 09:03 AM

9. As opposed to all the other armed insurrections he's been involved in?

Just didn't have that "coup d'etat" feel?

Leave it to republicans to half-ass even a revolution. Sniveling little pissant shits.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 09:13 AM

10. You don't seem much like a Senator, sir! nt

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 09:26 AM

11. and guess what Ron? 'No' really means 'NO'!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 09:28 AM

12. I think he's trying to reclaim the "Dumbest Senator" title from Tommy Tuberville.

If he's NOT, perhaps he should refrain from making public comments altogether. Just sit there and drool, Senator. We'll call you if we need you. And stop picking your nose.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 09:40 AM

13. In other news...

the earth is flat.

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