A senior Republican from Wisconsin vows to hold law enforcement officers accountable if they let their guard down during the Capitol riots.
Sen. Ron Johnson has serious questions regarding allegations that up to five policemen voluntarily opened the West Terrace door and let at least 309 protesters into the Capitol building on Jan. 6.
“That is how about 38% of the approximate 800 people entered the Capitol—no confrontation—they just basically walked in the door,” he said in a video shared on Rumble. “I want to know a little bit more about that [and] I would like to be able to interview those officers about exactly what happened.”
Johnson and his staff recently reviewed some 14,000 hours of surveillance footage and found no evidence of “violence” or an “armed insurrection.”
“It does not look like an armed insurrection when you have people that breached the Capitol … [because] they are staying within the roped lines within the rotunda,” he can be heard saying. “We have seen plenty of video[s] of people in the Capitol, and they were not rioting … [plus] that is not what an armed insurrection would look like.”
The senator reached a disturbing conclusion that the Democratic Party and mainstream media most likely misled the nation through lying about the siege.
“[Left-leaning] media bias is destroying this country,” he said in the video. “It is extremely important to create an accurate historical record of exactly what happened, so the false narrative that thousands of armed insurrectionists does not last.”
Johnson also expressed deep concern about differing police responses to the peaceful March to Save America Rally versus more violent Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests, which allegedly looted businesses and vandalized historical and religious monuments.
“This is highly alarming,” he said according to Fox News. “Every American should be concerned when we see the unequal administration of justice.”
Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), and Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) joined Johnson in co-signing a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland (D) that expressed “concerns regarding potential unequal justice.”
“Violence, property damage, and vandalism of any kind should not be tolerated and individuals that break the law should be prosecuted,” they said in the letter. “However, the potential unequal administration of justice with respect to certain protestors is particularly concerning.”
The senators also reiterated the constitutional right to peaceably assemble and petition the government for a “redress of grievances.”
“This constitutional right should be cherished and protected,” they said.
NEW🚨5 Republican Senators write letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland raising “concerns regarding potential unequal justice” related to the prosecution of #CapitolRiot suspects compared to those criminally charged in social justice protests during the summer of 2020. pic.twitter.com/xDnRgAwqIY— Eric Flack (@EricFlackTV) June 8, 2021
Johnson separately pointed out a lack of administrative action against BLM’s alleged misconduct and excessive detention of Capitol breach suspects in “strict confinement conditions.”
“Black Lives Matter is a violent Marxist, anti-American organization and has done precious little to go into the black communities and help black communities build; help black communities with school choice, [and] help black communities at all,” he said according to Fox News.