“Even though the thousands of people who were marching in the Capitol were trying to pressure people like me to vote, I knew that it was those who loved this country, who really respected law enforcement. Used to do nothing, to break the law, and that’s why I wasn’t worried, “Johnson said during a radio talk show.”Joe Peg Show
. “He was referring to that Recent Comments
Reducing the danger that day and he has stated that he “never really felt the danger.”
“Now, the tables were changed – which, it might get me in trouble – the tables were turned, and President Trump won the election and they were tens of thousands of Black Lives Matter and Antifa protesters, I might Was a little worried, “Johnson continued.
CNN has reached out to Johnson’s office for comment.
Some conservatives have sought to make a false analogy between the summer unrest in the wake of the January 6 events and the many high-profile police killings of black Americans. Although there were incidents of violence and property destruction last summer, the January riots in the Capitol led to five deaths, including Capitol police officers, and More than 100 other police officers were injured.
The Department of Justice is preparing some of the first guilty plea motions
Later for those accused in the investigation, who have been called the “greatest in American history” with more than 400 potential defendants.
Johnson has repeatedly made inflammatory comments denouncing the riots as wrong. Last month, Johnson said He did not believe that what had happened in the Capitol was an “armed rebellion,”
Despite court records indicating that then President Donald Trump had supporters Dozens of weapons brought to Washington
According to the Department of Justice, on the day of the insured.
Later in February, Johnson advanced Conspiracy theories that the pros were provocative
Within the crowd at the Capitol. The FBI has said there is no evidence that Antifa or other groups of leftist instigators were part of the Jan. 6 mob – much less inciting violence – and about a dozen Trump supporters made allegations in connection with the rebellion . Has stated that such groups were not included
In the attack. Identified with many of those arrested Far-flung groups such as oath groups
, Left far away but not with any group.