Johnson earlier in the day said Republicans would release new footage of the Jan. 6 assault in the interest of “transparency,” but with faces blurred to protect the rioters from potential criminal charges.
Kimmel couldn’t help but point out the hypocrisy.
“We want transparency, so we’re going to blur out all the faces of the people who were there,” Kimmel snarked.
Then, he sarcastically summed up the GOP’s arguments for protecting the rioters.
“These people weren’t trying to hurt anybody. Ted Cruz was only hiding in the supply closet because he loves the smell of a mop,” he said. “The last thing we want to do is send the message that Americans can’t try to overthrow their government anymore. We have to protect them from the law enforcement we work so hard to pretend to support.”
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