WASHINGTON — On Sunday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) joined “Life, Liberty & Levin” on Fox News to discuss the unequal application of justice between summer protestors and Capitol rioters, and the mainstream media’s use of false narratives to hurt conservatives.
On June 7, Sen. Johnson along with senators Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting information on the unequal application of justice between the individuals who breached the Capitol on Jan. 6, and those involved in the unrest during the spring and summer of 2020.
On unequal administration of justice:
“Every American should be concerned when we see the unequal administration of justice, and it’s not just within the Justice Department but it’s also within our media. How many reports have you seen? I know people like you have shown it, Tucker has shown the videos of people being beaten to a pulp during the summer riots, and it doesn’t even get covered. They want to sweep over 500 riots that injured over 2,000 law enforcement officials, up to $2 billion in property damage, they want to sweep all that under the rug and just concentrate on what we can all condemn, by the way, what happened at the Capitol. I wasn’t happy with that. I found that violence repugnant, the racial slurs repulsive. I condemned those actions. I want those individuals prosecuted to the full extent of the law, but I don’t want the media and I don’t want Democrats and politicians painting with a broad brush that, just because a hundred or a couple hundred people assaulted law enforcement, that somehow 75 million Americans that voted for Donald Trump are somehow suspected domestic terrorists and if given the chance, they would be armed insurrectionists as well. Again, bottom line, the bias in the media prevents an awful lot of people questioning this, but we’ve written that letter and we’ve certainly put the attorney general and other officials on notice that we are going to be monitoring this and people need to be treated fairly.”
On mainstream media bias:
“What you’re talking about in terms of Lafayette Park, Mark, that’s just one more example of the drive-by media producing a narrative for an effect, obviously that hurt Donald Trump, just like the fact that they suppressed the Hunter Biden story, just like they never revealed their sources in terms of the whole Russian collusion hoax, the way they covered up for Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal, Lois Lerner. I mean go back in time — the drive-by media falsely reports these stories, these narratives to hurt conservatives, and then once they accomplish their objective they meekly admit, ‘Oh, I guess we were wrong on that one,’ and they move on, they drive by.”