‘The GOP lost its heritage by adopting racism’: Republican blasted for Fox News appearance
Ron Johnson on CNN -- screenshot

On Fox News Monday, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), under fire for his controversial remarks that he would have been scared of Black Lives Matter storming the U.S. Capitol, as opposed to Trump supporters who "loved this country," insisted that people are overreacting to what he said.

In conversation with Fox anchor Maria Bartiromo, Johnson insisted that his comments about the Capitol riot were "blown out of proportion" and there was "nothing racial" about what he said comparing Black Lives Matter to pro-Trump insurrectionists.

Commenters on social media were not impressed by Johnson's denial, and were quick to bury him in scorn and criticism.