Whereas the vast majority of Republicans refused to convict Donald Trump, most had been not less than prepared to confess that he had accomplished one thing flawed.

That isn’t the case with Ron Johnson, although. The Wisconsin senator not solely voted to acquit Trump, he has additionally been downplaying the seriousness of the January sixth Capitol assault.

Johnson said throughout a Monday radio look, “This didn’t look like an armed riot to me. Once you hear the phrase ‘armed,’ don’t you consider firearms?”

On Tuesday, CNN’s Brianna Keilar and Don Lemon mentioned Johnson’s feedback. Lemon began:

“The hoops that individuals will soar by way of for, to begin with, their political ideology, second of all, their approach for all times and to proceed white supremacy. That’s what that’s. As a result of should you take a look at the definition of ‘armed,’ it says, ‘furnished with weapons’ and we all know that they had weapons, we all know that they had tear gasoline. If this was Black individuals storming the Capitol, principally males, they might have been shot. I believe everybody agrees with that. It could have been a lot worse.”

Keilar chimed in that Johnson would possibly now concentrate on the totality of his actions. Lemon continued, “Just since you’re unaware of it doesn’t imply that you simply’re not doing it. Simply because you will have accomplished it for thus lengthy doesn’t imply that you simply’re not doing it. Simply because you will have been able the place many Republicans who sat in on these impeachment hearings and mentioned, ‘I had by no means seen that a lot video.’”

 

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