Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson (GA.) said Saturday he has “no doubt” that the Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week would’ve continued on to “lynch” black lawmakers like him.
Johnson made the comments in an interview with the Rev. Al Sharpton on MSNBC during which he also claimed that the riots last Wednesday were “nothing but a race war that was about to be unleashed.”
He argued that had law enforcement not fired a shot killing one of the rioters, a 14-year Air Force veteran from San Diego named Ashli Babbitt, things would have ended much differently for him and other members of Congress, especially those who are black.
“Had it not been for the gunshot of the one shot fired by that plainclothes officer in the Speaker’s lobby right behind the House gallery … if those people had been able to get through, they would have had us who were in the gallery up on the third floor trapped,” he said.
In the wake of the protest, Johnson has joined calls from several fellow Democratic lawmakers for President Trump to be removed from office either by impeachment or invocation of the 25th Amendment.
.@TheRevAl @MSNBC The nation, GA & South have made a lot of progress but the attempted coup showed how far we still have to go and how white supremacy still rules the day in America. pic.twitter.com/gHno4UE1qV
— Rep. Hank Johnson (@RepHankJohnson) January 9, 2021
This is an excerpt from The Blaze.
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