Carrying the water for the lying Donald Trump IS gonna get ya abuse….
As Republicans debate the former President’s role in the future of the Republican party, Johnson has firmly placed himself in Trump’s camp, speaking with him by phone just days ago. He said he expects the former President to support and campaign for him if he runs again.
“I’ve always aligned myself with the people who supported Trump,” Johnson said. “That’s how I view it.”
During a recent high-profile hearing, Johnson inserted into the record a first-person account that tried to shift the responsibility from Trump to a small group of provocateurs, suggesting they turned a largely peaceful protest of the 2020 election into a rampage that left nearly 140 officers injured and five dead. Johnson then repeatedly pushed back on those who said the riot was an “armed” insurrection, saying the FBI is unaware of any arms being confiscated or any shots fired besides from law enforcement. Johnson has condemned the violence and acknowledged that other weapons besides firearms were used by the rioters.
In the interview with CNN, Johnson refused to bat down the Trump lie that the election was stolen.
“I think there are some real issues that have not been answered and I think these are legitimate concerns about the election,” Johnson said. “I’m not afraid of the truth, okay?”
Johnson says he’s perplexed by his critics and media coverage he characterized as “false headlines, putting words in my mouth, assigning me motives that I don’t have.” He said he isn’t bothered by it; that he has “really thick skin” and the target on his back may even encourage him to run again….