Ron Johnson’s misleading citation of data to back his ‘concern’ about BLM protesters

March 19, 2021 ☼ ron-johnsonwisenatorgoplies

Source: The Washington Post - Link

Johnson attributes 570 “riots” and 25 deaths to Black Lives Matter and antifa. But in reality not all of these events were associated with BLM or antifa, and even so, there is no information on the perpetrator or instigator of the violence. Johnson’s use of the death statistic is especially misleading because a significant portion of the deaths are related to right-wing violence.

If the senator had studied the data more closely, perhaps he would have been more concerned about the crowd that gathered at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Johnson earns Three Pinocchios.

I would have given him four. This is a deliberate lie. He knows the difference. The man is not stupid.