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Wed Feb 24, 2021, 06:04 AM

Sen. Amy Klobuchar shuts down Ron Johnson's {R, WI} conspiracy mongering at Capitol attack hearing





Amy Klobuchar shuts down Ron Johnson's conspiracy mongering at Capitol attack hearing


Kathryn Krawczyk Tue, February 23, 2021, 4:15 PM

On Tuesday, the former leaders of the Capitol Police and other authorities entrusted with protecting the Capitol building testified about the Jan. 6 attack, telling conflicting stories about what happened that day. One thing that clearly didn't happen was what Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) shared during his chance to question the law enforcement leaders: An account of the day published in the conservative publication The Federalist alleging those who broke into the Capitol were seemingly professional provocateurs and not the "working-class" people seen protesting outside early in the day.

That suggestion flew in the face of testimony from former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, who said Tuesday that the attack was "pre-planned," and insurgents were "well equipped, coordinated, and prepared to carry out a violent insurrection at the United States Capitol." And when the hearing ended, Rules Committee Chair Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) made it clear that Johnson's allegations weren't correct.

At around the same time Johnson was sharing the conspiracy theory, federal prosecutors unsealed a case against a Capitol attacker who, in the weeks after the attack, had made it clear left-wing provocateurs weren't behind the siege, HuffPost reports. Jose Padilla, prosecutors said, used online forums to detail his experiences at the insurrection, making it clear that "the guy breaking the windows weren't antifa," but rather "patriots."





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duforsure Feb 2021 #1
MyOwnPeace Feb 2021 #2
LetMyPeopleVote Feb 2021 #3
dem4decades Feb 2021 #4
Blue Owl Feb 2021 #5

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 06:48 AM

1. Ron Johnson did nothing but promote propaganda and disinformation, like Putin and Trump does,

And again exposed himself by doing that. Wasn't he one of the group that traveled to Russia on the 4th of July to kiss Putins rings too?

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Response to duforsure (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 07:19 AM

2. Indeed he was!

NOTHING says 'American Patriot' like spending the 4th of July in Moscow!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 08:39 AM

3. Johnson works for Putin

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 08:52 AM

4. Al Franken would have destroyed him. I miss Al.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 10:11 AM

5. No way he should be allowed to get away with BLATANT bullsit

Thank you Amy for calling him out

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