Rachel Maddow known as out the racism behind Sen. Ron Johnson’s claims that the Trump terrorists who attacked the Capitol have been good individuals.
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 13, 2021
Rachel Maddow mentioned, “Ron Johnson tonight talking about why he wasn’t afraid at all during the attack because he could tell by looking at them they were all good people who would never break the law.”
Maddow performed a clip of Sen. Johnson saying, “I’m also criticized because I made the comment on January 6th I never felt threatened. Because I didn’t. Mainly because I knew that even though those thousands of people that were marched into the Capitol were trying to pressure people like me to vote the way they wanted me to vote, I knew they love this country, truly respect law enforcement, would never do anything to break a law, so I wasn’t concerned. Had the tables been turned, Joe, this gets me in trouble, had President Trump won the election and tens of thousands of Black Lives Matter and Antifa protesters, I might have been a little concerned.”
The MSNBC host responded, “I might have been a little concerned. If they had been black, that would have been one thing, but these were white men who were convicted felons and members of large white supremacist prison gangs assaulting the officers and trying to kill the vice president. But look how white, how can I feel scared? Have you seen how white these men were? If they had been black — god bless you, senator Ron Johnson.”
More individuals within the media must say precisely what Maddow mentioned. Republicans must be known as for his or her racist protection of the Trump terrorists. Anytime a Republican mentions Black Lives Matter when requested concerning the Capitol assault, they must be requested why they’re bringing race into the dialog and what number of Black Lives Matter protesters have tried to overthrow the federal government?
Maddow nailed it. Republicans are defending home terrorism and sedition with racism, they usually must be known as out on it.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who’s White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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