Washington D.C. appears to be more like the Land of Oz these days than it does a center of reason and deliberation. And even though the Scarecrow had no brains, Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson still makes him look like a genius.
You see, for the past few days Johnson has insisted that the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was not caused by pro-Trump supporters. He said in a radio interview, “I knew those were people who love this country, that truly respect law enforcement, would never do anything to break the law, so I wasn’t concerned.”
He said on February 15 that the incident, “didn’t seem like an armed insurrection to me ” He has also said that those who caused problems were “fake Trump supporters” even though there is no evidence of such.
What is this guy smoking?
How do you ignore that the FBI has now arrested nearly 300 people who participated in the riot. These are people who respect law enforcement and would never do anything to break the law?
Capitol police officer Brian Sinknick died because of this riot and his remains lay in state at the capitol. He was murdered by those who respect the law?
Of course, I do not know Senator Johnson. So I checked in with a longtime friend who lives in Wisconsin.
He explained that Wisconsin is a strange state with a very strong record of racism. He also pointed out that Alabama governor George Wallace ran a strong second in Wisconsin’s 1972 Democrat presidential primary.
We hear a lot these days about “cancel culture.” As best I can tell, this means when we do things today in an effort to erase events of years ago. Getting rid of Confederate monuments comes quickly to mind.
However, that seems exactly what Ron Johnson is trying to do. He is ignoring the truth and trying to replace it with his own fantasy.