Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin was defending himself after some of his comments were labeled as racist.

WATCH Ron defend himself to Bartiromo:



AP reported:
In an interview Thursday with syndicated radio host Joe Pagliarulo, Johnson said of those who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 to try to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s electoral victory: “I knew those were people who love this country, that truly respect law enforcement, would never do anything to break the law, so I wasn’t concerned.”

“Now, had the tables been turned, and Joe — this is going to get me in trouble — had the tables been turned and President Trump won the election and tens of thousands of Black Lives Matter and antifa, I might have been a little concerned,” Johnson said, referring to far-left-leaning protesters known as anti-fascists who resist neo-Nazis and white supremacists at demonstrations and other events.

Johnson faced criticism and was labeled as a racist after the comments.

Johnson denied there was any racism in his comments, as reported on ABC News:

GOP Sen. Ron Johnson on Monday denied statements he made last week about Black Lives Matter protesters were racist, claiming there was "nothing racial about my comments, nothing whatsoever."

The Wisconsin Republican came under fire over the weekend for saying he was not worried for his safety during the Jan. 6 Capitol attack because the rioters were largely "people that love this country, that truly respect law enforcement," adding he would have been "concerned" if they had been Black Lives Matter or antifa protesters.