Ron Johnson hammered for calling for Capitol riot investigation of Pelosi as Trump impeachment trial winds down
Republican Senator Ron Johnson during an interview on CNBC. (Screenshot)

With the Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump winding down and an acquittal looking all but certain, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), one of the former president's staunchest allies in the chamber, demanded there now be an investigation into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to try to blame her for lack of security preparations in the Capitol — even though it was Trump who resisted calling in the National Guard.

"The public deserves full transparency," said Johnson in his demand for such an investigation.

Johnson's remark triggered immediate outrage from commenters on social media, who slammed him for attempting to blame Pelosi for the very thing he will likely acquit Trump of.