Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Monday responded to bipartisan criticism over comments he made last week regarding Black Lives Matter protesters, arguing there was “no racism” in his previous remarks. “It has nothing to do with race. It has everything to do with riots,” Johnson told Milwaukee-based WISN-AM, according to The Associated Press. “I completely did not anticipate that anybody could interpret what I said as racist. It’s not.” During a radio interview last week with host Joe Pagliarulo, the Wisconsin Republican said he didn’t fear for his safety during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol but added that he might have been concerned if the rioters were associated with Black Lives Matter or antifa.
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