Rachel Maddow referred to as out the racism behind Sen. Ron Johnson’s claims that the Trump terrorists who attacked the Capitol had been good individuals.
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 13, 2021
Rachel Maddow mentioned, “Ron Johnson tonight speaking about why he wasn’t afraid in any respect throughout the assault as a result of he might inform by them they had been all good individuals who would by no means break the regulation.”
Maddow performed a clip of Sen. Johnson saying, “I’m additionally criticized as a result of I made the touch upon January sixth I by no means felt threatened. As a result of I didn’t. Primarily as a result of I knew that despite the fact that these hundreds of those that had been marched into the Capitol had been attempting to strain individuals like me to vote the way in which they wished me to vote, I knew they love this nation, actually respect regulation enforcement, would by no means do something to interrupt a regulation, so I wasn’t involved. Had the tables been turned, Joe, this will get me in hassle, had President Trump received the election and tens of hundreds of Black Lives Matter and Antifa protesters, I may need been a little bit involved.”
The MSNBC host responded, “I may need been a little bit involved. If that they had been black, that will have been one factor, however these had been white males who had been convicted felons and members of enormous white supremacist jail gangs assaulting the officers and attempting to kill the vice chairman. However look how white, how can I really feel scared? Have you ever seen how white these males had been? If that they had been black — god bless you, senator Ron Johnson.”
Extra individuals within the media must say precisely what Maddow mentioned. Republicans have to be referred to as for his or her racist protection of the Trump terrorists. Anytime a Republican mentions Black Lives Matter when requested in regards to the Capitol assault, they have to 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, and so they have to be referred to as out on it.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who’s White Home Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work targeted on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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