Top Senate Republican says Americans don't need 'alternative versions' of January 6 Capitol attack

Su. Roy Blunt, a member of GOP leadership, argued on Sunday that Americans don’t needalternative versionsof what occurred the day of the US Capitol insurrection, pushing back on Republican Sen. Ron Johnson’s comments that mischaracterize the riot and its participants.

We don’t need to try and explain away or come up with alternative versions. We all saw what happened,” Blunt told NBC’sMeet the Pressof January 6, when a mob of former President Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in an attempt to stop Congress from certifying the 2020 elección, clashed with law enforcement, ransacked congressional offices and threatened the lives of then-Vice President Mike Pence and lawmakers.
Calling January 6 “a terrible day for America,” the Missouri Republican said, “I think it was absolutely unacceptable and we can’t let that kind of thing be repeated again in our country.
    Johnson on Saturday falsely claimed there was no violence on the Senate side of the US Capitol during the attack, y a principios de este mes he said henever really felt threatened” y “wasn’t concernedduring the riot because he believed the rioters werepeople that love this country, that truly respect law enforcement, would never do anything to break the law.
      The Wisconsin Republican has made several comments downplaying the severity of the Capitol attack, incluso previously saying that he didn’t believe that what occurred wasarmed insurrection.Johnson has also pushed the conspiracy theory that there were professional provocateurs within the mob at the Capitoldespite the FBI having said there was no evidence Antifa or any other groups of leftist instigators were part of the crowd.
          Former President George W. arbusto, un republicano, told the Texas Tribune that he wassick to my stomachto see our nation’s Capitol being stormed by hostile forces.
          On Sunday, Blunt told NBC that he ismuch more in agreementwith Bush’s view of what occurred on January 6.

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