Ron Johnson spent his entire questioning time at Capitol security hearing reading conspiracy theories about provocateurs and "fake Trump supporters."
February 23, 2021

During today's Capitol security hearing, Ron Johnson (Q-13th hole at Mar A Lago) spent his entire time for questioning witnesses reading conspiracy theories about the MAGA Sedition rioters being "fake Trump supporters" outside agitators and provocateurs. He also read claims into the record that the protesters didn't really seem angry or that they were ready to commit acts of violence.

In reality -- something that RoJo is no longer on speaking terms with -- officers that were there, protecting RoJo's worthless ass, painted a whole different picture of what happened:

At first, it was just a crowd. The officers who spoke to CNN said they expected the normal yelling, name-calling and occasional pushing against the bike-rack fencing that they've grown accustomed to from years of policing demonstrations.

"It started like any other demonstration, except it was a lot of damn people," one officer told CNN. "But when it went south, it went south in a hurry. There was not enough people to stop what was coming. What hurt us was, these people, they planned for it. They knew we weren't going to shoot. They knew they could get up on you and we're not going to shoot unarmed people."


"They start throwing tear gas. Gas grenades. Flashbangs. Shooting cherry bombs, rubber bullet type guns they were shooting us with," one officer said. "We have OC spray (another term for pepper spray) but we're pleading for help, send us help."

Some of the group had blunt objects to break windows and projectiles to throw at officers, including bricks, signs, fence posts, fire extinguishers, lumber and shields.

Another two years is too long to wait to get rid of RoJo, and that relies on too many ifs. RoJo really needs to resign or be expelled sooner rather than later. He is as much as a detriment to the country as his president-god was.

Ed. Note (Karoli): Here is a widely-distributed video showing that in real time, those "happy protesters" were shouting "f*ck the police" after they couldn't just waltz through the barricades on the claim they were themselves police officers. Every single lie in that document is refuted in this video.

UPDATE: (Karoli) Here's another piece of evidence Rojo should pay attention to, because it comes straight out of the mouth of a rabid Trump supporter:

“There’s a lot of memes and posts flying around saying that the people who were fighting last night were all Antifa provacateurs etc. I just want to say that as a first hand observer of every point of last night, that it was not Antifa. They were Patriots who were trying to Restore the Republic after being attacked by the cops, who struck first,” Padilla wrote on Facebook, according to the feds. “Even those who broke the windows next to the doorway to the Capitol were Patriots trying to find a way to turn the Flanks of the cops.”

On the online forum, Padilla wrote about his involvement in the attack, saying that he “pushed the rails,” “pushed the stairs,” and “pushed the doorway.”

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