'National embarrassment' Ron Johnson faces furious backlash after calling Capitol mob 'festive'

Sen Ron Johnson (R-WI) set off a flurry of criticism after he used his time during a hearing on the Jan. 6th Capitol insurrection to read from a Federalist article that blamed the riot on outside agitators -- and not fans of Donald Trump -- and then reading into the record that the "mood of the crowd was positive and festive."

Johnson went on to add that the crowd "represented a broad cross-section of America" before adding, "some people stood out. A very few didn't share the jovial friendly demeanor of the great majority -- some obviously didn't fit in."

His comments immediately received furious pushback on Twitter with one former RSC official calling the Wisconsin Republican a "national embarrassment."

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