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Critics call Sen. Ron Johnson's insurrection comments racist

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Posted at 3:14 PM, Mar 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-13 16:14:46-05

MILWAUKEE — Critics of Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson are calling him racist after he told an interviewer that he wasn’t worried about the supporters of former President Donald Trump who stormed the U.S. Capitol in January, but might have been concerned if they had been Black Lives Matter protesters.

Speaking with with nationally syndicated conservative radio show host Joe Pagliarulo on Thursday, Johnson said he knew the Trump supporters were people who love the country and respect law enforcement.

State Sen. LaTonya Johnson, a Milwaukee Democrat who is Black, was among those who called Johnson’s comments “totally racist" and ridiculous.

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