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.
In the interest of transparency, are you also going to call Donaæd Trump? Mike Pence? Who finally authorized the National Guard's deployment?— 🌈 Alexandra Leigh 🎮 (@a_leigh_n) February 13, 2021
But, we all know you're not an objective juror, Senator. You're an aide for the defense.
Full transparency is a trial - which you voted against holding. Full transparency would be witnesses. Full transparency would be Donald Trump testifying. If you want a full investigation and transparency, stop pointing your fingers of disinformation and have an investigation.— LM (@ForDemocracy20) February 13, 2021
BTW, Speaker Pelosi initiated a top to bottom review of the Capitol security situation by Lt. Gen (Ret) Russel Honore immediately after the event, as she should have.— BURGUNDY & GOLD-ATL (@WSHFootballATL) February 13, 2021
LOL! OK, Ron. Let's have transparency.— Matt Lehman (@MatthewDLehman) February 13, 2021
Would you please turn over your phone records from 1/4-1/7? Thanks.
Shame on you. pic.twitter.com/9uo6gHbE7I— Area Man (@AreaManFound) February 13, 2021
for some reason you seem a lot more concerned with this question then the survival of my parents and grandmother— Alan (@akgerber) February 13, 2021