Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) was battered by the co-hosts on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday morning after he used a radio interview to downplay the Jan. 6th Capitol insurrection, saying it wasn't as violent as many claimed.
In the interview on WISN Johnson claimed, "This didn't seem like an armed insurrection to me. When you hear the word 'armed,' don't you think of firearms? Here's the questions would have liked to ask: How many firearms were confiscated? How many shots were fired?"
He then added, "If that was a planned armed insurrection, man, you had really a bunch of idiots."
His comments disgusted both Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, with Brzezinski calling the Republican senator "incredibly stupid," after noting that weapons were confiscated and that several pro-Trump rioters have been charged with weapons violations.
"Is that the game plan? Is that where they end up after this is all over?" co-host Scarborough inserted. "Pretending this did not happen? We have the video of police officers being beaten -- some within inches of their lives. Beaten with an American Flag. We have the stories of the law enforcement officers lying on the ground while Trump terrorists were beating them and then thinking to themselves that they had four children and wondering if they would ever see their children again."
"We heard the chants, we saw the nooses, we heard the terrorists scream, 'hang Mike Pence, hang Mike Pence.' We saw them destroying the Capitol and defacing it in every way," he continued. "We've seen the three cops, the three law enforcement officers, the faces of those who died following the attacks -- two so traumatized that American terrorists would storm the Capitol that they took their own lives."
"This is a mob that just may have just killed Ron Johnson or any member of the House or Senate they saw that day," he added. "So I just wonder, as there are Republicans feverishly trying to reframe the political party, Mika, I'm just wondering if Mitch McConnell's vision of the Republican Party moving forward is Ron Johnson's vision of the Republican Party? Because you can use Mitch McConnell's own words against Ron Johnson and prove that Ron Johnson is lying to the people of America. Ron Johnson is not worthy to be a United States senator."
02 16 2021 05 59 59 www.youtube.com