Sen. Ron Johnson, in an interview on conservative radio host Joe Pags show, pushed the conspiracy theory that outside provocateurs were part of the riots. | Andrew Harnik/Getty Images
In an interview on conservative talk radio, Sen. Ron Johnson, one of former President Donald Trumps strongest supporters, said he didnt feel threatened by rioters violently storming the Capitol. Instead, he said, he might have been scared if Black Lives Matter or Antifa supporters were raiding the Capitol a comment with strong racial overtones.
Even though those thousands of people that were marching to the Capitol were trying to pressure people like me to vote the way they wanted me to vote, I knew those were people that love this country, that truly respect law enforcement, would never do anything to break the law, and so I wasn’t concerned, Johnson (R-Wis.) said on Thursday in an interview on conservative radio host Joe Pags show.
“Now, had the tables been turned Joe, this could get me in trouble had the tables been turned, and President Trump won the election and those were tens of thousands of Black Lives Matter and Antifa protesters, I might have been a little concerned,” Johnson said.