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‘Russian Asset’ Ron Johnson Hit From Every Direction Over Latest Comments On Jan 6 Attack

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Sen. Ron Johnson sparked the ire of the internet after suggesting this week that the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was not an insurrection but a largely “peaceful protest.”

“Even calling it an insurrection, it wasn’t,” the Wisconsin Republican said during an appearance on Fox News’s “Ingraham Angle.” “You know, I condemned the breach. I condemned the violence, but to say there were thousands of armed insurrectionists breaching the Capitol intent on overthrowing the government is just simply false narrative.”

Johnson went on to say that he has spoken to some of his constituents in Wisconsin that were present at a “Stop the Steal” rally on the National Mall and at the U.S. Capitol that day.

“By and large, it was peaceful protest, except for there were a number of people, basically agitators that whipped the crowd and breached the Capitol. That’s really the truth of what’s happening here,” Johnson said.

His comments we met with a fierce backlash: