With former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial approaching in the Senate, Republicans have been attempting to place the blame for the January 6 insurrection anywhere but on him.
Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin even went so far as to claim Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California—who the rioters seemed to be targeting as a potential victim—was responsible for the violence.
Twitter couldn't believe how willing Johnson was to twist the facts.
Johnson isn't the only Republican trying to protect Donald Trump with ludicrous arguments.
Twitter users everywhere criticized Johnson for spreading yet more conspiracy theories.
The idea Nancy Pelosi incited the mob calling for violence against her is laughable.
It certainly doesn't seem like Johnson is prepared to give an unbiased, impartial opinion during President Trump's impeachment hearings.
Though Republican Senators like Ron Johnson are trying to shift the blame, the insurrectionists at the Capitol on January 6 were adamant about who inspired them to be there—President Donald Trump.