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Sen. Ron Johnson downplays Jan. 6: ‘Not what an armed insurrection would look like’

Sen. Ron Johnson on Tuesday again downplayed the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, in which a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol seeking to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s electoral win.

In remarks to the Milwaukee Rotary Club on Tuesday morning, the Wisconsin Republican argued that it was inaccurate to call the attack an “armed insurrection,” because there were no firearms seized from the Capitol that day, despite plenty of evidence of firearms in the crowd.

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